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RE: semantic problems?

From: Miles, AJ (Alistair) <A.J.Miles@rl.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2004 18:00:46 +0100
Message-ID: <350DC7048372D31197F200902773DF4C05E50CBD@exchange11.rl.ac.uk>
To: 'Leo Sauermann' <leo@gnowsis.com>, public-esw-thes@w3.org

Hi Leo,

I would do one of the following:

* Option (1) - Pure SKOS

Do everything in just SKOS, and ignore the extended semantics of a project
hierarchy, i.e. ...

ex:Project	skos:prefLabel	'Projects'.
ex:aProj	skos:prefLabel	'ISWC 2004 participation';
			skos:broader	ex:Project.

ex:aSubProj		skos:prefLabel	'Travel to Japan';
				skos:broader	ex:aProj.

* Option (2) - Pure RDFS/OWL

Capture the semantics of the Project hierarchy by defining some classes and
properties, i.e. ...

ex:Project	a	rdfs:Class;
			rdfs:label	'Projects'.

ex:subProjectOf	a	rdf:Property;
					rdfs:label	'sub-project of'.
					rdfs:domain		ex:Project;
					rdfs:range		ex:Project;

... which you can then use to describe instance data, e.g. ...

ex:aProj	a	ex:Project;
			rdfs:label	'ISWC 2004 participation'.

ex:aSubProj		a	ex:Project;
				rdfs:label	'Travel to Japan';
				ex:subProjectOf	ex:aProj.

Tradeoff between two options is convenience versus semantics.


Alistair Miles 
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-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:public-esw-thes-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Leo Sauermann
Sent: 18 October 2004 16:57
To: public-esw-thes@w3.org
Subject: semantic problems?

I have some semantical problems with how to write skos conceptSchemes.

my task:
write a project management tool. Tool offers a concept of project and
subprojects, the subprojects may be of different types. Possible
subproject-types are "meeting" "milestone" "presentation" "brainstorming"
then I can also add resources to projects, these are "people" "tools"
so a project contains subprojects and resources

now I have project instances like 
"project ISWC 2004" -preparing a paper
"project gnowsis" -  open source framework i develop
"project world takeover" - take over the world

my problems:
I made the error of rdfs:subClassing the project of skos:concept :-)
gno:project rdfs:subClassOf skos:Concept
- that's bogus?

When I make "project instances" - how to i determine for which project
instance which concepts are now possible and how do i link them?
so for example, when i make a new project "X", the Concept of the project
may have some default structure, or when the user wants to add sub-projects,
how would they be related etc....

X skos:broaderInstantive gno:project.
X skos:prefLabel "ISWC 2004 participation"
X  skos:narrowerPartitive SubX
SubX skos:broaderInstantive gno:TravelSubproject
SubX  skos:prefLabel "travel to japan"

is this "right" ???

(examples would help, see my other post)
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