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Re: Request for feedback on SKOS Last Call Working Draft

From: <aisaac@few.vu.nl>
Date: Tue, 03 Mar 2009 16:00:37 +0100
Message-ID: <1236092437.49ad46157db90@www.few.vu.nl>
To: "Ralph R. Swick" <swick@w3.org>
Cc: Alistair Miles <alistair.miles@zoo.ox.ac.uk>, Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>, public-swd-wg@w3.org, public-i18n-core@w3.org, 'Felix Sasaki' <fsasaki@w3.org>
Hi Ralph,

Indeed the SKOS model does not enfore that statement. But as I said, *if an
application does matching of en-UK and en-GB to en*, then that kind of thing
could happen.
Or more precisely, my question is: could this really happen, even for one
application, and if yes, should be include a simple warning in our documentation?

Antoine



> At 02:22 PM 2/26/2009 +0100, Antoine Isaac wrote:
> >if an application does matching of en-UK and en-GB to en, then the following
> RDF triples:
> >
> >ex:color skos:prefLabel "color"@en-US ;
> >   skos:prefLabel "colour"@en-GB.
> >
> >entail:
> >
> >ex:color skos:prefLabel "color"@en ;
> >   skos:prefLabel "colour"@en.
> 
> I believe you're making an application-specific choice here.
> Where in the SKOS data model (spec) is this entailment
> endorsed?  I could imagine an application that may find it
> convenient to implement language searching by acting as
> if your example were endorsed but it doesn't feel appropriate
> to me in general to state such an entailment.
> 
> >This is incompatible with the SKOS specifications for prefLabel [2].
> 
> Which is one of the reasons it's an inappropriate entailment :)
> 
> >[2] http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/SKOS/reference/20081001/#L1567
> 
> 
> 
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