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Re: ISSUE-184: Last Call Comment: Notation and prefLabel overlap

From: Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2008 10:42:04 +0200
Message-ID: <48F84FDC.4000205@few.vu.nl>
To: SWD WG <public-swd-wg@w3.org>

Hi everyone,

I'm about to write a draft answer for the comment of Michael below. But 
before I'd like to mention that the answer to his point 1 depends on the 
final outcome of discussion in [1,2]

In fact for the moment the answer I'd make to his first point (shortly 
"use skos:prefLabel for notations as plain literals, use skos:notation 
for notations as typed literals") might not correspond to the WG 
position wrt skos:notation. The latter being completely unclear, as the 
Reference and Primer do not seem to follow positions that were expressed 
in mails from Guus, Alistair and Sean.

Cheers,

Antoine

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-swd-wg/2008Oct/0154.html
[2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-swd-wg/2008Oct/0167.html

> ISSUE-184: Last Call Comment: Notation and prefLabel overlap
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> http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/track/issues/184
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> Raised by: Sean Bechhofer
> On product: SKOS
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> Raised by Michael Panzer [1]:
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> 4. skos:notation and skos:prefLabel are overlapping
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> There are two issues here: 1, Most notation in classification schemes is
> preferred (i.e., standard) notation. Should both skos:notation and
> skos:prefLabel be used for all these cases?
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> 2, On some occasions an alternative (i.e., optional) notation is given
> for a concept. For example, inScheme CCT:
>         [Q89] environmental biology
>             Preferred class: X17
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> Regardless whether it is preferred or alternative, the notation always
> represents a unique concept and therefore has semantic relationships.
> Hence, an alternative notation is not a non-preferred thesaurus label,
> which has only lexical relationships.
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> [1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-swd-wg/2008Oct/0061.html
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