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[SKOS] "Lexicalization" or "term"?

From: Thomas Baker <baker@sub.uni-goettingen.de>
Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2007 12:49:36 +0200
To: Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>
Cc: Daniel Rubin <rubin@med.stanford.edu>, SWD WG <public-swd-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20070608104936.GB2436@Octavius>

On Fri, Jun 08, 2007 at 10:36:23AM +0200, Antoine Isaac wrote:
> To add to this mutual clarification process: as said, nothing like a 
> "term" appears now in current SKOS, it only popped up in the discussion 
> because of loosely wording used in the proposals for solving the 
> RelationshipBetweenLabels issue. [and of course I share a great deal of 
> responsability for that :-(] Hence my will to replace"term"by 
> "Lexicalization" (or by anything more neutral than "term") in Guus' 
> proposal 
> (http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/wiki/SkosDesign/RelationshipsBetweenLabels/ProposalThree)

One problem is that "lexicalization" is not defined in
the average desk dictionary.  If I were to guess at it's
meaning, out of this context, I'd have said "the process of
lexicalizing", and I see that some linguists use lexicalization
to refer to the process of making a word for a concept,
but these meanings are misleading for what we want to say here.

Given a choice between "lexicalization" and "term", I'd
still go for "term" but agree we should try to find something
more neutral.


Tom Baker - tbaker@tbaker.de - baker@sub.uni-goettingen.de
Received on Friday, 8 June 2007 10:47:29 UTC

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