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Re: SKOS for schema.org proposal for discussion

From: Thad Guidry <thadguidry@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 7 Oct 2013 14:01:33 -0500
Message-ID: <CAChbWaOqBznz02XH57xgcu_K2CHGK-RsNhBui60A5GNMN7vSLw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Guha <guha@google.com>
Cc: "Evain, Jean-Pierre" <evain@ebu.ch>, Amanda Vizedom <amanda.vizedom@gmail.com>, Stéphane Corlosquet <scorlosquet@gmail.com>, Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>, jean delahousse <delahousse.jean@gmail.com>, "public-vocabs@w3.org" <public-vocabs@w3.org>
As someone who is brand new to SKOS (in the last 8 months or so).. I will
give you my personal opinion, which is in agreement with Jean-Pierre...

I want to see SkosConcept in Schema.org "as-is".  I have never been
confused about the meaning of it, once I read the initial description on
Wikipedia about SkosConcept.

Why does the proposal even suggest a "mapping" ?  Why not just use the same
label on both sides ?  "SkosConcept" = "skos:Concept"

In Freebase, we decided to use a mapping where we have a our existing
topics Typed as a "Vocabulary Equivalent Topic" that are mapped to
"Equivalent SKOS Concepts" ... like the Topic of "Painting" that is a form
of Artwork that has a Broader Concept of "Graphic arts" so:
https://www.freebase.com/m/05qdh#/base/skosbase/vocabulary_equivalent_topic

Before, we just had the label as "Equivalent Topic" ... and it didn't make
sense... It was very confusing to me and others and I didn't know on one
end if I was still looking at the SKOS Concept... or the Equivalent Topic
for something else or another Domain Equivalent Topic.  We ultimately
decided to make it less confusing and we renamed to use the term
"Equivalent SKOS Concept".. because as Jean-Pierre notes, that SKOS Concept
already had the full intended meaning and was already simple and well
defined and used in the World Wide Web.

So, I think Guha has a concern, but I do not share his concern, even as
someone who is just newly exposed to SKOS.

-- 
-Thad
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