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RE: Glossary of terms relating to thesauri and faceted classifica tion

From: Miles, AJ (Alistair) <A.J.Miles@rl.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2005 19:52:25 -0000
Message-ID: <F5839D944C66C049BDB45F4C1E3DF89D18DB41@exchange31.fed.cclrc.ac.uk>
To: 'Thomas Baker' <thomas.baker@bi.fhg.de>
Cc: "'public-esw-thes@w3.org'" <public-esw-thes@w3.org>

> When the SKOS Core spec says "here are the terms of the
> SKOS Core vocabulary", what _are_ those terms, really?
> -- Are they conceptual entities _identified_ by URI references
>    such as "http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core#Collection"?
> -- Or are the URI references themselves "the terms"?  And is
>    the SKOS Core vocabulary the "set of URI references"?

The former was intended.  I'd be quite happy if the SKOS Core spec and guide
were reworded to talk about 'the classes and properties of the SKOS Core
schema' (or anything even less ambiguous ... any suggestions?).  

> Anyone who can set my mind at rest on this point gets a beer.
> Anyone who can set my mind at rest with a really satisfying
> explanation gets _alot_ of beer!

I think you should buy yourself a few beers Tom, I reckon you understand
this as well as anyone :)

Chaals usually explains this sort of thing in terms of disappearing into a
dark place.



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