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Re: Skos, Schema.org and gender

From: Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>
Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2013 11:28:43 +0100
Message-ID: <526E3C5B.7080505@few.vu.nl>
To: "<public-vocabs@w3.org>" <public-vocabs@w3.org>

This discussion shows actually that this things stand out of the way of SKOS, because it would render the model not "simple" anymore...
The idea of prefLabel is that there is one preference (within the scope of languages as identified by language tags). If the "preference" is not unique (and I understand there are cases one doesn't want it) then it's a completely different situation. Some may say it's not a preference, in fact.

Unless you tweak the language tag system. Which would then make it really relevant for the multilingual LD group, if they want to play with it.



> Please keep in mind if drafting such a thing that some individuals and
> some systems do not have labels as clearly as male / female... at the
> very least, a genderqueer option is likely important.
> aisaac@few.vu.nl writes:
>> 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...
>> 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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