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Re: Skos, Schema.org and gender

From: Charles McCathie Nevile <chaals@yandex-team.ru>
Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2013 07:15:27 +1100
To: "<public-vocabs@w3.org>" <public-vocabs@w3.org>, "Antoine Isaac" <aisaac@few.vu.nl>
Message-ID: <op.w5mqj1xey3oazb@chaals.lan>
On Sun, 27 Oct 2013 03:30:30 +1100, Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl> wrote:

> Hi Jean,
>
> Since SKOS and the notion of preferred label is not yet included in  
> schema.org I believe this is rather a question for the SKOS list...

Since SKOS has their own lists, it is probably better to try and deal with  
SKOS stuff there. But this isn't the "schema.org" list, it is  
public-vocabs. So SKOS is at least well in scope.

And the issue of how to avoid the trap of naming things, and then  
discovering that other languages needmore than one name because e.g. they  
change according to gender, is at least potentially relevant beyond SKOS.  
As any actor in this space would know, if she thought it were important to  
call herself an actress.

cheers

Chaals

> Cheers,
>
> Antoine
>
>
>
>> Hello,
>>
>> I have this interesting gender case for one of  the European Union
>> authority table: function.
>> This authority table gives the name of the function a person can  
>> occupy, in
>> several languages.
>> This authority table manages a label for the function for woman and a  
>> label
>> of the function for man.
>> Those labels are used for the Whoiswho which is published on web, paper,
>> pdf  in all the languages of the EU.
>> This authority table must be published and made available using the skos
>> ontology.
>> How could we managed the two labels we have which can be both  
>> considered as
>> skos:prefLabel ?
>>
>> --
>>  Jean Delahousse
>> JDC
>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> delahousse.jean@gmail.com - +33 6 01 22 48 55   
>> http://jean-delahousse.net/
>
>


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