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suggestions and comments for SKOS Core guide and spec

From: Miles, AJ (Alistair) <A.J.Miles@rl.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 4 Jan 2005 12:25:36 -0000
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To: "'public-esw-thes@w3.org'" <public-esw-thes@w3.org>

Hi all, happy new year!

Just to bring everyone on this list up to speed with SKOS development:
before christmas I completed a new draft of the SKOS Core Guide [1], I also
tidied up the SKOS Core Vocabulary Specification [2] so it was in line with
what I was writing in the guide.  I'm sorry I didn't do this work more
openly, I was trying to get a coherent draft together as quickly as
possible, so these drafts could go into internal review stage within the
Semantic Web Best Practises Working Group before christmas.  I figured we
could all then work on refining (or reworking as necessary) the drafts in
the new year, with input from SWBP-WG reviews as they come.

I would like to ask the members of this mailing list to comment on [1] and
[2] at this stage, bearing in mind that these are NOT yet public working
drafts (i.e. our goal is to get them into a state that is suitable for first
working draft publication by W3C).  Any areas you can highlight that you
think need attention would be useful.  I hope we can then use this list to
work on text for revisions.    

Two areas to bring to attention immediately:

(1) The absract and introduction for both [1] and [2] I found very difficult
to write, and am not satisfied with.  Any suggestions here most welcome.

(2) The examples in both [1] and [2] could be better I think.  I adapted
many of the examples in [1] straight from the new BS8723 draft (Stella,
Leonard, is that OK to do?)   I was thinking it might be better to use
examples of concepts that *don't* fit usefully into the class/instance
modelling framework would be good (i.e. concepts like 'justice' 'trust'
'love' etc.) ???

That's all for now.



[1] http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core/guide/2004-11-25.html
[2] http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core/spec/2004-12-17.html


Alistair Miles
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