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RE: Last Call: SKOS Simple Knowledge Organization System Reference [ISSUE-161]

From: Tudhope D S (AT) <dstudhope@glam.ac.uk>
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2008 14:34:22 -0000
Message-ID: <0BA7EE4D4646E0409D458D347C508B780419AF99@MAILSERV1.uni.glam.ac.uk>
To: "Sean Bechhofer" <sean.bechhofer@manchester.ac.uk>
Cc: "SWD Working SWD" <public-swd-wg@w3.org>
Hi Sean
thanks for getting back
yes, I am happy with the proposed change


From: Sean Bechhofer [mailto:sean.bechhofer@manchester.ac.uk]
Sent: Wed 22/10/2008 12:58
To: Tudhope D S (AT)
Cc: SWD Working SWD
Subject: Re: Last Call: SKOS Simple Knowledge Organization System Reference [ISSUE-161]

Dear Doug

Thank you for your comments [1,ISSUE-161]:

In section 1.3, as well as the cost/benefit argument for SKOS (in KOS 
versus a
formal ontology), I think it is also possible to make an argument 
based on
intended purpose. Some KOS (by design) do not represent a 'logical' 
view of
their domain and are only converted to a formal logic representation in
practical terms by changing their intended purpose.


We agree with your observation and have inserted the following 
paragraph into Section 1.3.

In addition, some KOS are, by design, not intended to represent a 
logical view of their domain. Converting such KOS to a formal logic-
based representation may, in practice, involve changes which result 
in a representation that no longer meets the intended purpose.

The Working Group propose to close this issue. Please let us know if 
you are happy with this.


        Sean Bechhofer
        Alistair Miles

[ISSUE-161] http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/track/issues/161
[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-swd-wg/2008Oct/0062.html

Sean Bechhofer
School of Computer Science
University of Manchester
Received on Sunday, 26 October 2008 14:35:03 UTC

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