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Re: ISSUE-187: Last Call Comment: skos:mappingRelation and skos:semanticRelation

From: Alistair Miles <alistair.miles@zoo.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2008 08:53:50 +0000
To: Bernard Vatant <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>
Cc: public-swd-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <20081202085348.GA22048@skiathos>

Dear Bernard,

Thank you for raising this, apologies for not responding sooner. We
agree with your suggestion and propose to add a statement to the SKOS
data model such that skos:mappingRelation is a sub-property of
skos:semanticRelation.

Kind regards,

Alistair Miles
Sean Bechhofer

On Tue, Dec 02, 2008 at 08:47:03AM +0000, SWD Issue Tracker wrote:
> 
> 
> ISSUE-187: Last Call Comment: skos:mappingRelation and skos:semanticRelation
> 
> http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/track/issues/187
> 
> Raised by: Alistair Miles
> On product: SKOS
> 
> Raised by Bernard Vatant in [1]:
> 
> """
> Just realized something I find a bit weird
> 
> To begin with skos:mappingRelation and skos:semanticRelation seem to 
> have somehow distinct usages, the former being used for cross-vocabulary 
> relations, and the latter for relations inside a vocabulary.
> 
> But since skos:broadMatch has became a subproperty of  skos:broader, it 
> is de facto a subproperty of  skos:semanticRelation.
> Same for skos:narrowMatch and skos:relatedMatch.
> 
> Some mapping relations are now semantic relations, and I have no problem 
> with that ... But why are poor skos:closeMatch ans skos:exactMatch 
> excluded from the promotion? Seems to me, there is as much "semantics" 
> in a close or exact match than in broad, narrow and related match(es).
> 
> Why not make simply skos:mappingRelation a subproperty of 
> skos:semanticRelation ?
> """
> 
> [1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-esw-thes/2008Oct/0031.html
> 
> 
> 

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Alistair Miles
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