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Re: subject indicators ... ?

From: Leonard Will <L.Will@willpowerinfo.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 5 Oct 2004 16:48:50 +0100
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To: public-esw-thes@w3.org

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<350DC7048372D31197F200902773DF4C05E50C6E@exchange11.rl.ac.uk> on Tue, 5 
Oct 2004, "Miles, AJ (Alistair)" <A.J.Miles@rl.ac.uk> wrote
>The idea I had for a 'skos:indicator' property is that it points to a 
>web resource that consists of a *complete* description of the concept. 
>This should include labels, definitions, examples, etc. where present.

I would think that the only place you would find a suitable *complete* 
description would be within a knowledge organisation scheme that had 
been compiled in accordance with the standards that you are using. Are 
you then just in the situation of borrowing elements from other KOSs - 
i.e. merging or mapping?

>Such a 'skos:indicator' property would also provide an alternative to 
>resolvable URIs for concepts ... i.e. you can have a concept with a 
>non-resolvable URI, and if you are looking for a complete 
>(content-negotiable) description of that concept, you look up the 
>'indicator'.

What could an "indicator" be if it pointed to a web resource but was not 
a URI? I thought that a URI was a general name for something that 
pointed to a web resource.

I'm not sure what you mean by "content-negotiable".

Leonard
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