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Re: Vocabularies for content keyword classification?

From: John Graybeal <graybeal@mbari.org>
Date: Tue, 10 Mar 2009 18:23:50 -0700
Cc: Peter Krantz <peter.krantz@gmail.com>, Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1BD4CC0B-993B-4A73-BFDC-C5A0D5ED1146@mbari.org>
To: Ed Summers <ehs@pobox.com>
Can someone sum up for this list whether the actual semantic meaning  
of existing 2004/02/skos concepts (I mean, URIs) will be changed, or  
whether they will mint new URIs within that space?  I started looking  
at the references and an hour later hadn't gotten much closer to a  
concise answer.

Do I assume it's a done deal at this point? This decision befuddles my  
feeble brain, but maybe that's my problem.  If there is a page that  
describes the best practices that led to, or resulted from, this  
decision (or even what justified the decision in the end), I would be  
very interested in seeing it.

Also, along the same confused lines, http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/mapping/spec/2004-11-11.html 
  would appear to be more recent than 2004/02/ but is not the same as  
any of the recent documents. Can I assume it is deprecated?


On Mar 9, 2009, at 6:08 PM, Ed Summers wrote:

> Last I heard the Semantic Web Deployment Working Group had decided not
> to  change the namespace due to the amount of existing SKOS data in
> the wild already [1]. So you should be OK using:
>  http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core#
> To be on the safe side just be sure to only use classes and properties
> that are available in the SKOS Reference [2].  I agree that from the
> sounds of it your application would it would be a really nice use of
> the SKOS vocabulary.
> Also, feel free to join the public-esw-thes discussion list [3] if you
> have some questions about SKOS that you'd like to target at current
> SKOS developers/users.
> //Ed
> [1] http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/track/issues/153
> [2] http://www.w3.org/TR/skos-reference/
> [3] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-esw-thes/
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