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[Fwd: LOD tools and rdfs:label xml:lang]

From: Bernard Vatant <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2007 00:51:01 +0200
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To: Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
Hi all

I've posted this issue yesterday without much feedback on the Linking 
Open Data forum;
Maybe more success here.

In a  nutshell. 
Why don't Linked Data browsers display xml:lang tags on annotations  
(rdfs:label)? Is not the lang tag part of the semantic information?
Do I have to go through reification of names to have the lang tag taken 
into account in semantic navigation?

Thx !

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Hi all

I had put this question a while ago at the end of a message about 
lingvoj.org project, but I think it was lost among other technical issues.
Now that I got over the main technical issues, thanks to various 
feedback (thanks Alan in particular), you can re-visit e.g. 
http://www.lingvoj.org/af/af.rdf.
It looks fine in all linked data browsers, except on one critical point. 
The main added value of this resource is the labels in various languages.
But neither Tabulator, nor OpenLinkBrowser, nor ObjectViewer are 
displaying the xml:lang tags on rdfs:label. They display a long list of 
rdfs:label, more than 100 for most common languages, but without the 
xml:lang information.
Too bad. Would it be difficult for LD tools to take this information 
into account? Or do I have to go through painful name reification such as :

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/Afrikaans_language> lingvoj:name _:n
_:n rdfs:label "Африкаанс"
_:n dcterms:language <http://dbpedia.org/resource/Bulgarian_language>

Thoughts?

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*Bernard Vatant
*Knowledge Engineering
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*Mondeca**
*3, cité Nollez 75018 Paris France
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