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Re: SKOS Core second review

From: Mark van Assem <mark@cs.vu.nl>
Date: Tue, 02 Aug 2005 14:46:30 +0200
Message-ID: <42EF6B26.7030504@cs.vu.nl>
To: public-esw-thes@w3.org


> If you have any objections to these changes, or wish to raise any is
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Sorry for the delay - here are my comments.

* subjectIndicatorUse-1: No comments.

* notes-2

Review proposal notes-2 [1] says "There is a requirement for stating 
the intended audience of a note independently from the function of the

With that in mind I am wondering about the following properties:

- skos:historyNote "A note about the past state/use/meaning of a concept."
- skos:changeNote "A note about a modification to a concept."
- skos:editorialNote "A note for an editor, translator or maintainer 
of the vocabulary."

The editorialNote seems to mix up audience and function, and could be 
replaced by usage of either skos:historyNote or skos:changeNote with 
the appropriate audience attached to it.

I also am still wondering about the overlap between skos:historyNote 
and skos:changeNote (is the difference large enough to warrant 
separate properties?), but maybe that is best left until after the review.

* symbolicLabelsRange-3:

Looking into dcmitype:Image [2] I noticed that it is not only a class 
but an instance as well (of dcterms:DCMIType). This seems tricky for 
us, as this means that as soon as software (interpreting skos:Concepts 
with skos:symbol attached to it) also imports the whole dcmitype 
vocabulary, we're outside OWL DL. Seems that we gain a little and risk 
a lot in this way by moving to dcmitype:Image. But this question must 
have popped up with others, so maybe most don't see this as a problem? 
Can anyone comment on this?

* seeAlsoTranslations-4: No comments.



[1] http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core/review-2#notes-2
[2] http://dublincore.org/2003/12/08/dctype#Image

  Mark F.J. van Assem - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
        mark@cs.vu.nl - http://www.cs.vu.nl/~mark
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