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Re: Lexical representations

From: Leo Obrst <lobrst@mitre.org>
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2002 17:19:23 -0500
Message-ID: <3C75726B.9F06BA18@mitre.org>
To: "Peter F. Patel-Schneider" <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
CC: jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com, www-webont-wg@w3.org
Jeremy's new rendition is much better. However, the conflation with URIs
is not. Every ontology needs "display names", for many reasons. We had
ample support of this in the content interoperability use cases. And
these "lexical representation" names are only the beginning, and apply
in a limited (but very important context). Why not tie this in to the
"tags" we already need? I.e., "true" metadata about objects. 

Leo

"Peter F. Patel-Schneider" wrote:
> 
> Unfortunately, I don't think that this does the trick.  An ontology
> identifier is, I think, a URI reference.  At least that is what the second
> requirement appears to be saying.
> 
> I believe that you want something very different, perhaps something along
> the lines of
> 
> [[[
> If the language supports user-displayable natural language labels for an
> object, then it must support multiple alternative labels for that object.
> This can be used, for example, to view the ontology in different natural
> languages.
> ]]]
> 
> peter
> 
> From: "Jeremy Carroll" <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
> Subject: Lexical representations
> Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2002 20:41:04 -0000
> 
> >
> >
> > My action from the telecon.
> > Suggested change:
> >
> > Old text:
> >
> > [[[
> > Lexical representations
> > =======================
> > The language must support multiple lexical representations for the same
> > ontology identifier. This can be used to view the ontology in different
> > languages.
> > ]]]
> >
> >
> > New text:
> >
> > [[[
> > User displayable labels
> > =======================
> > The language must support specifying multiple alternative user displayable
> > labels for the same ontology identifier.
> > This can be used, for example, to view the ontology in different natural
> > languages.
> > ]]]
> >
> > Is that clearer? Or does anyone have a better suggestion?
> >
> > Jeremy

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