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From: Miles, AJ (Alistair) <A.J.Miles@rl.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2004 11:46:41 -0000
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To: "'public-esw-thes@w3.org'" <public-esw-thes@w3.org>

Just reread this more carefully from Leonard:

In most conventional thesauri, "related" relationships are treated as 
symmetric, even though more precise specification would recognise that 
many of them are directional, e.g. activity/agent, process/product, 
cause/effect and so on.

If such a conventional thesaurus is encoded in SKOS format, should such 
relationships be shown as "skos:relatedSymmetric", that being the way 
they are treated, or should they be given the more general coding 
"skos:related", leaving the way open to refine the nature of the 
relationship in future?

Does anyone have any thoughts on this?


Alistair Miles
Research Associate
CCLRC - Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Building R1 Room 1.60
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Oxfordshire OX11 0QX
United Kingdom
Email:        a.j.miles@rl.ac.uk
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