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Design Issue (3) - How to label concepts? Dropping soks:altLabel

From: Miles, AJ (Alistair) <A.J.Miles@rl.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2003 13:33:42 -0000
Message-ID: <350DC7048372D31197F200902773DF4C04943FAC@exchange11.rl.ac.uk>
To: "'public-esw-thes@w3.org'" <public-esw-thes@w3.org>

Hi Dave,

I'm quite happy to ditch 'soks:altLabel' and assume all 'rdfs:label's that
are not 'soks:prefLabel' are alternatives.  This is definitely more


> My suggestion implicitly had "altLabel" as a label which is not a 
> perfLabel. This might have some advantages when it comes to 
> merging. If you 
> have two thesauri with differing perferred terms for the same 
> concept the 
> merge would just have two prefLabels and all else (not 
> preferred in either) 
> would be treated as alt. Don't know enough about how thesauri 
> are used in 
> practice to know if that is beter or worse.
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