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RE: [SKOS] application in indexing and search

From: Tudhope D S (AT) <dstudhope@glam.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2009 15:14:50 -0000
Message-ID: <0BA7EE4D4646E0409D458D347C508B780419B167@MAILSERV1.uni.glam.ac.uk>
To: "Johan De Smedt" <Johan.De-smedt@tenforce.com>, <public-esw-thes@w3.org>, <public-swd-wg@w3.org>
The STAR project has developed a pilot set of semantic web services, based
upon the SKOS Core data model for thesauri and related knowledge
organization systems. The services currently provide term look up across the thesauri held in the
system, along with browsing and semantic concept expansion within a chosen
thesaurus. Details can be found at http://hypermedia.research.glam.ac.uk/kos/terminology_services/ <https://unimail.glam.ac.uk/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://hypermedia.research.glam.ac.uk/kos/terminology_services/> 
The service is based on a subset of the SWAD Europe SKOS API with extensions
for concept expansion. The service currently consists of 7 function calls,
which could be integrated into a textual or metadata based search system.

Anyone interested is welcome to inspect the API or download a client
demonstrator, which is currently configured to operate with a subset of
English Heritage thesauri. We're keen to receive any feedback or
suggestions. It's intended as an pilot demonstrator of core functionality
rather than any final user interface. It should install and run
automatically (after one or two initial questions).

Douglas Tudhope
Professor, Faculty of Advanced Technology
University of Glamorgan
Pontypridd CF37 1DL
Wales, UK
Tel +44 (0) 1443-483609
Fax +44 (0) 1443-482715
http://hypermedia.research.glam.ac.uk/people/tudhope/ <https://unimail.glam.ac.uk/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://hypermedia.research.glam.ac.uk/people/tudhope/> 
Editor : The New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia


From: public-esw-thes-request@w3.org on behalf of Johan De Smedt
Sent: Fri 23/01/2009 07:41
To: public-esw-thes@w3.org; public-swd-wg@w3.org
Subject: [SKOS] application in indexing and search


In order to make applications of SKOS representations,
I am looking for standardization efforts, projects or products which are using SKOS to configure indexing and search engines.
In particular I want to find out in how far
- interfaces need to be made to map SKOS into indexing/search engines
  or if such engines are starting to use SKOS
- how are these engines configured (e.g. support for inference over SKOS
  - inverse, symmetric and transitive proverties
  - property chains
- in how far are mapping properties supported in e.g. federated search
- in how far is content classification supported if we mark up content (e.g. via RDFa) using dc:subject

Thanks for pointers or references.

Kind Regards,
   Johan De Smedt
mobile: +32 477 475 934
Received on Friday, 23 January 2009 15:15:33 UTC

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