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Re: Tag ontology

From: Timothy Falconer <timothy@immuexa.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2005 16:23:02 -0500
Message-Id: <BD040746-9BE1-11D9-96C3-000A95A55FEC@immuexa.com>
To: semantic-web@w3.org

Tidepool and storymill makes heavy use of tags.... we're taking a  
"build them as islands, then stitch them together approach".

Our Mu schema defines them as local to the user, which is the "build  
them as islands" part.  We've thought quite a lot about the "stitch  
them together" part, allowing for different users to share common tags,  
but you run into many problems, especially when non-technical users are  
coming up with the tag names.  Our solution will involve "links" (a Mu  
schema class), which will account for the stitching, but this part  
isn't ready for prime time.

For more, see:
http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/Europe/events/foaf-galway/papers/pp/ 
foaf_to_the_people/

and http://storymill.com/mu/2005/03   (the current schema)


Timothy Falconer
Immuexa Corporation
http://immuexa.com
http://bigfractaltangle.com


On Mar 22, 2005, at 2:31 PM, Danny Ayers wrote:

>
> On Tue, 22 Mar 2005 10:07:16 -0800, Seth Russell  
> <russell.seth@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Richard,
>>
>> It would be nice to have this ontology.  One thing i would like to see
>> in it would be something akin to a WordNet synset so that we could
>> assert that some tag is a member of a set or synonyms.   The triples
>> might look something like this with the topic being a URI to the
>> preferred tag according to somedomain.
>>
>> <http:://somedomain/?synset=folksonomy> contains "folksonomy".
>> <http:://somedomain/?synset=folksonomy> contains "folksonomies".
>>
>> If we had such a database we could use it right now.  What would be
>> even keweler would be if delicious et al would allow us to create that
>> db in the process of tagging.   You should be able to grab somebodies
>> synset and process it *interactively* against your own.   Am i getting
>> ahead of myself here?
>
> It can all be done now - grab a triplestore.
>
> The SKOS vocab can support synsets in various ways, directly like this:
>
>   <skos:Concept rdf:about="http://www.example.com/concepts#folksonomy">
>     <skos:prefLabel>folksonomy</skos:prefLabel>
>     <skos:altLabel>folksonomies</skos:altLabel>
>     <skos:altLabel>taggishness</skos:altLabel>
> ...
>
> You can express mapping relationships between different (human)
> vocabs/concept schemes in quite a few different ways (depending mostly
> I guess on what you want to do with the stuff): using SKOS's
> broader/narrower, RDF's subClassOf (and owl:equivalentClass) or
> owl:sameAs.
>
> Cheers,
> Danny.
> -- 
>
> http://dannyayers.com
Received on Wednesday, 23 March 2005 21:23:09 UTC

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