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From: Alistair Miles <alistair.miles@zoo.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 12:19:12 +0100
To: public-swd-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <20080930111912.GB21120@skiathos>

I have this in my inbox but don't see it in the Web archive...

----- Forwarded message from Margie Hlava <mhlava@accessinn.com> -----

Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2008 04:15:31 -0600
To: alistair.miles@zoo.ox.ac.uk, sean.bechhofer@manchester.ac.uk,
	public-swd-wg@w3.org
From: Margie Hlava <mhlava@accessinn.com>
Subject: SKOS Comment Broader term Narrower term relationships

This is excellent work and generally a map can be made from a ANSI/NISO or 
a BSI or even and ISO thesaurus or controlled vocabulary standard to SKOS.  
However there are still a few confusions which prevent one from insuring 
complete interoperability from one to another.  This is represented by the 
section 10. Mapping Properties

skos: broadMatch and skos:narrowMatch should be used only when there are
no exact or close matches for the term elsewhere?

A taxonomic view of a thesaurus depends on the broader term narrower term 
relationships.  To SKOS this is not as important as the synonym (also known 
as equivalence) relationships.  The parent child, genus species, broader 
narrower term designations allows browse-able or navigational search.  This 
technique has taken much of the information industry  by storm for the last 
couple of years.  To allow this only as an after thought in SKOS is to 
marginalize an important area in findability.

Otherwise, no comments.

Marjorie M.K. Hlava
Access Innovations / Data Harmony
mhlava@accessinn.com

> Colleagues may be interested in the following call for comments:
>
> ====
> The W3C Semantic Web Deployment Working Group is pleased to announce the
> publication of a Last Call Working Draft for the Simple Knowledge
> Organisation System Reference (SKOS):
>
>    http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-skos-reference-20080829/
>
> Our Working Group has made its best effort to address all comments
> received
> to date, and we seek confirmation that the comments have been addressed to
> the satisfaction of the community, allowing us to move forward to W3C
> Candidate Recommendation following the Last Call process.
>
> The Working Group solicits review and feedback on this draft
> specification.
> In particular, the Working Group would be keen to hear comments regarding
> any features identified at risk, and from those implementing (among
> others):
>
> * Editors:  editors that either consume or produce SKOS;
>
> * Services: vocabulary services that provide access to vocabularies using
> SKOS;
>
> * Checkers: applications that check whether the constraints on SKOS
> vocabularies have been violated.
>
> Comments are requested by 3 October 2008, at which time the Working Group
> intends to close Last Call. All comments are welcome and should be sent to
> public-swd-wg@w3.org; please include the text "SKOS comment" in the
> subject
> line. All messages received at this address are viewable in a public
> archive.
>
> The Working Group intends to advance the SKOS Reference to W3C
> Recommendation after further review and comment. This Last Call Working
> Draft signals the Working Group's belief that it has met its design
> objectives for SKOS and has resolved all open issues.
>
> The Working Group has also published an update of the companion SKOS
> Primer:
>
>    http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-skos-primer-20080829/
>
> The Working Group expects to revise this Primer while the SKOS Reference
> is
> undergoing review and eventually publish the Primer as a Working Group
> Note.
>
> Please see also:
>
>    http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-skos-reference-20080829/#status
>    http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-skos-primer-20080829/#Status
>
> Kind regards,
>
> Alistair Miles
> Sean Bechhofer
>
> --
> Alistair Miles
> Senior Computing Officer
> Image Bioinformatics Research Group
> Department of Zoology
> The Tinbergen Building
> University of Oxford
> South Parks Road
> Oxford
> OX1 3PS
> United Kingdom
> Web: http://purl.org/net/aliman
> Email: alistair.miles@zoo.ox.ac.uk
> Tel: +44 (0)1865 281993
>
> --
> Sean Bechhofer
> School of Computer Science
> University of Manchester
> sean.bechhofer@manchester.ac.uk
> http://www.cs.manchester.ac.uk/people/bechhofer
>
>



----- End forwarded message -----

-- 
Alistair Miles
Senior Computing Officer
Image Bioinformatics Research Group
Department of Zoology
The Tinbergen Building
University of Oxford
South Parks Road
Oxford
OX1 3PS
United Kingdom
Web: http://purl.org/net/aliman
Email: alistair.miles@zoo.ox.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1865 281993
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