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[Proposal][SKOS-Core] revised proposal for subject indicators

From: Miles, AJ (Alistair) <A.J.Miles@rl.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2004 16:58:03 +0100
Message-ID: <350DC7048372D31197F200902773DF4C05E50CA2@exchange11.rl.ac.uk>
To: "'public-esw-thes@w3.org'" <public-esw-thes@w3.org>, 'Bernard Vatant' <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>


Here is a revised proposal for handling subject indicators in SKOS Core,
based on Bernard's suggestion:

Add the following property:

 - subjectIndicatorRef


(1) the property skos:subjectIndicatorRef is defined by reference to
appropriate OASIS / TM specs (Bernard can you help me out here?)

(2) skos:subjectIndicatorRef is an owl:InverseFunctionalProperty. 

The reason for supporting (2) is that it allows description of concept
schemes via their indicators (i.e. without URIs) so you can have e.g. ...

  <skos:subjectIndicatorRef rdf:resource="http://foo.com/Fruit.html"/>
  <skos:narrower rdf:parseType="Resource">
    <skos:subjectIndicatorRef rdf:resource="http://foo.com/Bananas.html"/>
  <skos:related rdf:parseType="Resource">

That's all.


Alistair Miles
Research Associate
CCLRC - Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Building R1 Room 1.60
Fermi Avenue
Oxfordshire OX11 0QX
United Kingdom
Email:        a.j.miles@rl.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1235 445440
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