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ISSUE-149: Last Call Comment: Asymmetric associations

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ISSUE-149: Last Call Comment: Asymmetric associations 


Raised by: Alistair Miles
On product: SKOS

Raised by Erik Hennum in [1]:

In our experience, while we've had no need for symmetric associations,
we've had considerable need for directional, non-hierarchical associations.
For instance, our target audience perceives a directional association
between a hardware platform and the operating systems that run on the
platform and again between an operating system and the software
applications that run on the operating system.

In Section 8.6.3. Symmetry of skos:related, the draft makes a point of
providing examples of asymmetric subproperties of skos:related, suggesting
that our experience may not be unusual.

Is this requirement sufficiently common that it makes sense to provide an
asymmetric subproperty of skos:related as part of the standard rather than
have many adopters solve the same problem in different ways?  Effectively,
this subproperty would be a broader / narrower relationships that does
_not_ entail or imply the weak transitive associations that construct the

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-swd-wg/2008Jun/0103.html
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