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NEW issue 10 - Pure lexical relationships

From: Miles, AJ (Alistair) <A.J.Miles@rl.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2003 14:06:25 -0000
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Issue 10 - Pure Lexical relationships

By stating that relationships like 'broader' and 'narrower' are 'semantic
relationships' we have been very clear about that fact that these are not
relationships between terms, but relationships between the meaning of the
terms, i.e. the concepts. 

However, there are some relationships which could be considered to exist
purely between the terms. For example, "stimuli" is the plural-form-of
"stimulus". "RDF" is an acronym-for "Resource Description Framework". 

By what mechanism to we allow these kinds of statements to be expressed as
part of an RDF thesaurus? 

Suggested solution 1: We use b-nodes to represent terms, with the property
rdf:value pointing to the literal value. The statements may be made
connecting these two b-nodes, e.g. 


Suggested solution 2:: We don't bother with them. Instead we offer the
recommendation that all acronyms be included as possible labels for a
concept. Plural forms probably don't need be included as modern stemming
algorithms can identify the root of the term. So e.g. ... 

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