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RE: Design Issue (4) - constraining 'descriptor'/'prefLabel' card inality for multilingual thesauri

From: Miles, AJ (Alistair) <A.J.Miles@rl.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2003 12:17:29 -0000
Message-ID: <350DC7048372D31197F200902773DF4C04943FA4@exchange11.rl.ac.uk>
To: 'Dan Brickley' <danbri@w3.org>
Cc: "'Cayzer, Steve'" <Steve.Cayzer@hp.com>, "'NJ Rogers, Learning and Research Technology'" <Nikki.Rogers@bristol.ac.uk>, Dave Reynolds <der@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, "'public-esw-thes@w3.org'" <public-esw-thes@w3.org>

> Backing up a bit, is there a lot of value in having a cardinality 
> constraint on soks:descriptor? 
> <soks:Concept>
>  <soks:descriptor xml:lang="en">Bangers and mash 
> (cuisine)</soks:descriptor>
>  <soks:descriptor xml:lang="fr">Saucisson et pomme de terre 
> Anglais</soks:descriptor>
> </soks:Concept>
> ...looks good to me. Is it significantly more annoying for 
> some classes
> of user, implementation etc?
> Dan

It just means we have to write some guidelines for usage and hope people
stick to them.  We can't use something like OWL to formally express the

Personally, I'm fine with this approach.  It's simple and pragmatic.  Anyone
think this could be a problem?

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