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SKOS/ synonym provenance

From: Daniel Rubin <rubin@smi.stanford.edu>
Date: Sun, 18 Nov 2007 08:37:35 -0800
Message-Id: <6.2.5.6.2.20071118083232.02d11a00@smi.stanford.edu>
To: public-swd-wg@w3.org
Cc: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>

Hi everyone,

Alan Ruttenberg is interested ability of SKOS to support associating 
information with synonyms, such as provenance, or recording the 
community that uses the term. He had some comments he wanted me to 
share with SWD on our issue called Label Relations under active 
discussion [1]. Please see his comments below.

Daniel

[1] http:// isegserv.itd.rl.ac.uk/public/skos/2007/10/f2f/label- relations.html

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>I think we would say that we need the many to one
>case, as if the literal was inverse functional we would not be able
>to have the same word be a synonym for different terms for different
>communities.
>
>So take the case of the term "study".  In the clinical trial
>community this would be a synonym for ClinicalTrial, but in the
>Nutrigenomics community it is a synonym for some portion of a
>clinical investigation.
>
>Therefore our case resembles the cow case, but is more clearly
>motivated:
>
>ex1:cow rdf:type skos:Label;
>   skos:plainLiteralValue "cow"@en;
>   dcterms:created "2007-09-09".
>
>ex2:cow rdf:type skos:Label;
>   skos:plainLiteralValue "cow"@en;
>   dcterms:created "1903-05-05".
>
>instead
>
>obi:study_trial rdf:type skos:Label;
>   skos:plainLiteralValue "study"@en;
>   obi:forCommunity obi:ClinicalCommunity.
>
>obi:study_nutri rdf:type skos:Label;
>   skos:plainLiteralValue "study"@en;
>   obi:forCommunity obi:NutrigenomicsCommunity.
>
>As another example, consider the recording of the association of
>lexical terms with concepts that would be derived from text mining.
>In that case we would like to record the fact that the synonym is
>sanctioned by a particular publication. Thus the skos:Label is the
>lexical form by which the entity is cited in the paper.
>
>Please pass this back to the SWD, and feel free to follow up or have
>someone else from SWD follow up.
>
>Best,
>Alan
>
>-Alan
>
>>At 09:08 PM 11/14/2007, you wrote:
>>>Hi Daniel,
>>>
>>>We had discussed the issue of associating information with synonyms,
>>>such as provenance, or recording the community that uses the term.
>>>You mentioned that you would talk to the SWD group about whether this
>>>as acknowledged as a requirement for SKOS  and if not, whether it
>>>could be.  I'm wondering whether you got to that, and if so what the
>>>response was.
>>>
>>>Regards,
>>>Alan
Received on Sunday, 18 November 2007 16:55:42 GMT

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