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Re: [SKOS] Comments on SKOS Primer - literal and non-literal ranges

From: Alistair Miles <alistair.miles@zoo.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2009 14:19:43 +0000
To: Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>
Cc: Thomas Baker <baker@sub.uni-goettingen.de>, SWD Working Group <public-swd-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20090108141941.GA28842@skiathos>

Instead of:

"""They have as their ranges [RDF-CONCEPTS] RDF plain literals, which
means that they link a skos:Concept to a character string, not to
another full-fledged RDF resource identified with a URI."""

I suggest:

"""They are used to link a skos:Concept to an RDF plain literal, which
is a character string (e.g. "love") combined with a language tag
(e.g. "en-US")."""

Avoiding any difficult wording.

Cheers,

Alistair

On Thu, Jan 08, 2009 at 11:50:02AM +0100, Antoine Isaac wrote:
>
> Thomas Baker a écrit :
>> On Tue, Jan 06, 2009 at 12:42:48PM +0100, Antoine Isaac wrote:
>>>> -- The wording of
>>>>
>>>>    They have as their ranges [RDF-CONCEPTS] RDF plain literals,
>>>>    which means that they link a skos:Concept to a character
>>>>    string, not to another full-fledged RDF resource identified
>>>>    with a URI.
>>>>
>>>>   does not allow for the possibility of linking to a blank node.
>>> I guess you meant that the sentence in fact *does not disallow* the 
>>> use of labelling properties with blank nodes. I suggest to add "or a 
>>> blank node" at the end of the last sentence. 
>>
>> I think you are suggesting:
>>
>>      ...not to another full-fledged RDF resource identified
>>      with a URI or a blank node.
>>
>> But my point was that the opposite of a range of RDF plain literals
>> is a range of "RDF resource", whether that resource is identified with
>> a URI or not.  I think it should say something like:
>>
>>      They have as their ranges [RDF-CONCEPTS] RDF plain
>>      literals, which means that they link a skos:Concept to a
>>      character string (and not to other types of RDF resource).
>>
>> In effect, it is the "non-literal value" thing again...
>
> Yes. I wanted in fact to say the same thing that you did in your point. Except that literals are technically RDF resources... Anyway, your text proposal is good in that respect.
>
> Antoine
>

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