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NEW Issue 8 - Mechanisms for Thesaurus Linking

From: Miles, AJ (Alistair) <A.J.Miles@rl.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2003 15:53:32 -0000
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To: "'public-esw-thes@w3.org'" <public-esw-thes@w3.org>


The Problem: A user wants to create a hybrid thesaurus by plugging bits of
existing thesauri together. By what mechanism should they do this? 

Solution 1: To express thesaurus linke by using the normal semantic
relations of a thesaurus, 'broader/narrower' and 'related'. So if a user
wants to prune a branch from a thesaurus, they remove the 'broader/narrower'
statements. If they want to add a branch, they add 'broader/narrower'
statements. This solution treats thesaurus linking as a special case of
altering the organisational structure of a set of thesaurus concepts. 

Solution 2: Create custom linking properties that are not 'semantic
relations'. In this way the integrity and internal structure of each
thesaurus is maintained. 


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