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RE: WordNet and Concepts - versioning conceptual schemes

From: Miles, AJ (Alistair) <A.J.Miles@rl.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2003 13:19:45 -0000
Message-ID: <350DC7048372D31197F200902773DF4C04944054@exchange11.rl.ac.uk>
To: 'Karl Dubost' <karl@w3.org>, leo@gnowsis.com
Cc: www-rdf-interest@w3.org

Just to pitch in with a seed of an idea ...

I'm imagining that a way to handle evolution and change of concept schemes
such as wordnet is to release discrete versions, and then define a complete
backwards mapping from each new version to the last.  

So for example, if a new concept has been inserted, you could state that ...

<rdf:Description rdf:about="http://xmlns.com/wordnet/1.7/love#5">
	<soks-map:exactMatch
rdf:resource="http://xmlns.com/wordnet/1.6/love#4"/>
</rdf:Description>   

... actually <owl:sameAs> would probably do just as well in the above
example, but the additional mapping statements of SKOS-Mapping might be
helpful where concepts are replaced by similar (but not identical) concepts,
or combinations of concepts.

I haven't written any of this up yet, it's just an idea of a potential use
for a mapping vocabulary.  What do you think?

Alistair.

[1] SKOS-Mapping pre-release
<http://www.w3c.rl.ac.uk/2003/11/21-skos-mapping>
[2] SWAD-Europe Thesaurus Activity
<http://www.w3c.rl.ac.uk/SWAD/thesaurus.html>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Karl Dubost [mailto:karl@w3.org]
> Sent: 06 December 2003 01:29
> To: leo@gnowsis.com
> Cc: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
> Subject: Re: WordNet and Concepts
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Le 21 nov. 2003, à 09:25, Leo Sauermann a écrit :
> > then the URI would be
> > http://xmlns.com/wordnet/1.6/love#4
> 
> 	hmm I see a potential problem, if you map that to an html file.
> 
> you can't have id="4", it will be invalid.
> 
> The other problem is position which can be misleading sometimes. The 
> position issue is resolved by the versioning of wordnet. But 
> even with 
> that, one could think that
> 	http://xmlns.com/wordnet/1.6/love#4 is likely to be similar than
> 	http://xmlns.com/wordnet/1.7/love#4
> 
> The problem is that maybe in the version 1.7 a new definition 
> has been 
> added between 1 and 2. And the old 1.6 "4" has become 1.7 "5".
> 
> just my 2 pbs.
> 
> 
> -- 
> Karl Dubost - http://www.w3.org/People/karl/
> W3C Conformance Manager
> *** Be Strict To Be Cool ***
> 
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