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Re: ISSUE-147: Last Call Comment: Notations as plain literals

From: Alistair Miles <alistair.miles@zoo.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2008 12:02:57 +0000
To: Sean Bechhofer <sean.bechhofer@manchester.ac.uk>
Cc: SWD Working SWD <public-swd-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20081118120257.GB9152@skiathos>

Looks good.

On Mon, Nov 10, 2008 at 05:37:01PM +0000, Sean Bechhofer wrote:
>
>
> Hi all,
>
> Here's a draft response to Erik on [ISSUE-147], let me know what you  
> think. Note *this is just a draft, not the actual response* -- I'll wait 
> for feedback from the WG before replying formally to Erik. (Erik: if 
> you're lurking on this list feel free to post your thoughts at any time.)
>
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>
> Dear Erik,
>
> thanks for your comments [1,ISSUE-147]:
>
> """
> While it should certainly be possible to specify a datatype for a  
> notation,
> relying on the datatype to identify the classification scheme and thus
> effectively requiring the datatype seems complex and a barrier to  
> adoption.
>
> Would it be possible to use a distinct skos:ConceptScheme instead of a
> datatype to identify each notational classification scheme?  enumerating
> the notations with skos:Concepts?  Mapping properties could then  
> associate
> the concepts from the notational classification scheme with concepts in 
> the
> scheme that's the focus of interest.  The datatype could then be  
> optional
> and used for validation of value format (as is commonly expected for XML
> Schema datatypes).
>
> The cost would be some indirection, but that could be mitigated by  
> minting
> URI identifiers for notational concepts in which the final step is a
> recognizable variant on the notation for the concept.  The benefit would 
> be
> consistency, simplicity, and a public, reusable SKOS definition of each
> notational classification scheme.
> """
>
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>
> The design pattern that you propose is consistent with the SKOS data  
> model
> and could be used to address the issue of notations.
>
> We welcome discussion of such patterns within the SKOS community, but at 
> this
> point propose to make no changes to the current document.
>
> Are you able to live with this?.
>
> Cheers,
>
> 	Sean Bechhofer
> 	Alistair Miles
>
> [ISSUE-148] http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/track/issues/148
> [1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-swd-wg/2008Jun/0103.html
>
>
> --
> Sean Bechhofer
> School of Computer Science
> University of Manchester
> sean.bechhofer@manchester.ac.uk
> http://www.cs.manchester.ac.uk/people/bechhofer
>
>
>
>

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