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RE: lexical relationships

From: Houghton,Andrew <houghtoa@oclc.org>
Date: Wed, 6 Oct 2004 11:37:28 -0400
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> From: Miles, AJ (Alistair) [mailto:A.J.Miles@rl.ac.uk] 
> Sent: 06 October, 2004 11:20
> Subject: lexical relationships
> This is just to guage interest in doing this kind of thing in 
> SKOS Core ...
> Are we interested in being able to represent things like 
> spelling variant relationships, abbreviation relationships, 
> literal translation relationships, in SKOS Core?
> I group these under the label 'lexical relationships' because 
> they seem different from 'semantic relationships', although a 
> lexical relationship may not be completely independent of the 
> sense of the terms involved.

It is desirable to know the "lexical-ness" of a skos:prefLabel or
and would make moving between MARC authorities and SKOS lossless.  For
in MARC authorities you can indicate a non-preferred term as an

I think spelling variants could be handled by xml:lang and transliterations
could be as well, e.g. x-pinyin, but it might be nice to identify a
or skos:altLabel as a transliteration first a let xml:lang indicate the

You could have skos:abbreviation be a sub-class of skos:altLabel, but this
breaks down if you want to indicate that a skos:prefLabel is an
So this doesn't seem to me to be a sub-class relationship to skos:prefLabel

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