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Re: candidate and deprecated concepts

From: Leonard Will <L.Will@willpowerinfo.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 7 Oct 2004 15:14:45 +0100
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To: "'public-esw-thes@w3.org'" <public-esw-thes@w3.org>

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<350DC7048372D31197F200902773DF4C05E50C7D@exchange11.rl.ac.uk> on Thu, 7 
Oct 2004, "Miles, AJ (Alistair)" <A.J.Miles@rl.ac.uk> wrote
>
>The paradigm (as I understand it) in the thesaurus world is for terms (or
>concepts) to go through three stages: candidate, accepted, deprecated (i.e.
>replaced).
>
>We can use dcterms:replaces and dcterms:isReplacedBy to describe concept
>replacements I think (although how to handle replacement with combinations
>is uncertain yet).

If use of a term is discontinued, it is good practice to retain it as a 
non-preferred term, with a USE pointer to the term or combination of 
terms that should be used in future for the concept that it represented. 
A history note should indicate when it was used for indexing.

I don't think that you need to distinguish between "deprecated" and 
"non-preferred" terms, which you would express as altLabels. As you have 
noted, you do however have to handle combinations such as:

"physics education  USE  physics  AND  education"

Leonard
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