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From: Frederick Giasson <fred@fgiasson.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2008 08:51:59 -0500
Message-id: <4794A37F.8070401@fgiasson.com>
To: sioc-dev@googlegroups.com
Cc: Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com>, Golda Velez <gv@btucson.com>, Linking Open Data <linking-open-data@simile.mit.edu>, sioc-dev@groups.google.com, semantic-web@w3.org

Hi Alex,

> (NB: Actually, since the Tag extends the Tag Ontology, Tag is a
> subclass of skos:Concept)

Ok but in that case, how a concept will be related to other concepts? By 
this I mean: each tag will be a concept without any relationship with 
other concepts. So, the graph of tags from this ontology will create a 
graph with unlinked nodes, thousands of them?

It is sure that they can be put into relation, but given the fact that 
people tag anything for anything, I doubt they really will.
> Indeed, skos:Concept as a range wouldn't be ok, because I want people
> to be able to use any URI as a meaning for their tag (i.e. what's in
> their mind when using that tag in a given post context; eg I use the
> tag "paris" -> in my mind this is "paris, france" -> I use the
> specific URI from geonames), and not only a skos:Concept, but anything
> from dbpedia, geonames (in this particular case this is a
> skos:Concept), or existing knowledge base (eg: internal company
> knowledge base with specific domain ontologies).
> That's why the range is rdf:Resource, Fred.

Yeah it is what I thought was the reason.
 Meanly to be able to use DBPedia.

However, if you would have your hands on a well defined skos meaning 
structure, would you consider using skos:Concept has range?

So my question is: what drive this decision: the fact that DBPedia gives 
a good demo and is available, or really because it is what is optimal 
for the ontology?

>> But I still believe that meaningURI could be changed to moat:concept, or
>> something similar.
> I have to think at the name maybe, but I think moat:concept will make
> people think the range is a skos:Concept.
> Any idea ?
Working on the name is essential I think (personally do not like 
meaningURI :) )


Meaning -- mean --> something
> I'll make some schemas this afternoon, I'll hope it will be more clear.
> (I started a moat-dev googlegroup for this kind of discussions)


Take care,

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