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Re: [SKOS] SKOS-XL & label relations

From: Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2008 17:30:30 +0200
Message-ID: <4804CA16.6060003@few.vu.nl>
To: Alistair Miles <alistair.miles@zoo.ox.ac.uk>
CC: 'SWD WG' <public-swd-wg@w3.org>

Hi Alistair,

+1 for the analysis of the problem, and the preference for Option 1 below.
I have read [3] and indeed think this new proposal is an appropriate 
answer to my main concern in [1]
(more detailed comments will come in another mail)

Cheers,

Antoine

> Hi all,
>
> Considering Antoine's comments at [1], it seems there are three alternate
> patterns for representing relations between lexical entities. Here, I call
> these three patterns "n-ary literal relations", "binary (XL) label
> relations" and "n-ary (XL) label relations". Currently, the SKOS Reference
> provides support for the first, my original "XL" sketch [2] supported the
> third, and nothing supported the second.
>
> Given the amount of implementation experience, it is difficult to make any
> judgments about which of these three patterns is "best". Most likely, each
> pattern will be suited to different situations, and there may be a need for
> all three. I had a chat with Sean about this this morning, and he felt the
> same way. 
>
> So I can see two options open to the WG.
>
> OPTION 1 - Move all support for relations between lexical entitites *out* of
> the SKOS Reference. (If time, publish a note illustrating three alternative
> patterns with some vocabulary.)
>
> OPTION 2 - Leave the current SKOS Reference features in place. (If time,
> publish a note illustrating the two remaining patterns with some
> vocabulary.)
>
> I had originally favoured option 2, however I am beginning to see that to
> favour any one pattern by placing it in the SKOS Reference does not
> accurately reflect the state of standardisation and consensus.
>
> If we chose option 1, we could then consider publishing a note on the three
> design patterns. For illustration, I've sketched the outline of such a note
> at:
>
> [3] <http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/SKOS/xl/20080414>
>
> Best wishes,
>
> Alistair.
>
> [1] <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-swd-wg/2008Apr/0041.html>
> [2] <http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/wiki/SkosDesign/SKOS-XL>
>
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> Alistair Miles
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