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Re: Cases

From: Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2011 22:40:52 +0100
Message-ID: <4D2F7164.5080309@few.vu.nl>
To: public-xg-lld <public-xg-lld@w3.org>
Jeff, the case is subtle *and* significant.
The issue is that by "alignment" we are rather aiming at cases where the several artifacts (e.g., thesauri) have to be connected together.
Here the "human vocabulary" you mention would be too immaterial a notion to fit the cluster: you have a source but the target is not really fixed.

As mater of fact I have a colleague (Rinke Hoekstra) at the university who worked on alignming expert legal terminology to laymen's terms for the same domain. I guess this fits your general goal. But these laymen terms were encoded in a vocabulary, which changes the situation quite a bit.

Antoine

> Antoine,
>
> To my mind, the Subject Search use case is "vocabulary alignment" in the
> sense of aligning RDF vocabularies to human vocabulary via rdfs:label.
> The WW2 illustration is meant to illustrate how Google's quote operator
> can be used as a poor man's SPARQL endpoint IFF the rdfs:labels are
> actually carried into the HTML representation. I think it would be hard
> to rationalize this point in any other cluster. I won't be offended,
> though, if the use case was dropped for being too subtle or
> insignificant.
>
> Jeff
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Antoine Isaac [mailto:aisaac@few.vu.nl]
>> Sent: Thursday, January 13, 2011 4:09 PM
>> To: Young,Jeff (OR); Ray Denenberg; Gordon Dunsire; public-xg-lld
>> Subject: Cases
>>
>> Dear all,
>>
>> As mentioned in today's call, we have been doubting whether two cases
>> should be assigned to the Vocabulary alignment cluster [1]:
>> - Component Vocabularies  [1]
>> - Subject Search [2]
>>
>> These cases do not mention alignment openly. In fact they don't
> feature
>> multiple vocabularies that should be aligned or merged.
>>
>> So we would gladly welcome two kinds of assistance here:
>>
>> 1. case owners (Jeff and Ray) or curators (Gordon) to make a bit more
>> explicit the "alignment" dimension of the cases, if they can, or to
>> identify another cluster from [4] where they'd fit better, if they
>> agree with us that the current clustering is not optimal;
>>
>> 2. other cluster's curators to "adopt" these two cases, if they think
>> they would fit well their own cluster. Note that we already started
> the
>> job by identifying the general goal of the cases [5] and noting down
>> the associated vocabularies--and these cases are indeed very
>> interesting ones!
>>
>> Thanks a lot for your help,
>>
>> Marcia, Michael, Antoine
>>
>> [1]  http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/Cluster_VocAlign
>> [2]
>>
> http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/Use_Case_Component_Vocabulari
>> es
>> [3] http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/Use_Case_Subject_Search
>> [4]  http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/UseCases
>> [5]
>>
> http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/Cluster_VocAlign#Scenarios_.2
>> 8Case_Studies.29
>
>
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