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RE: Mission of SKOS

From: Miles, AJ \(Alistair\) <A.J.Miles@rl.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2005 12:26:12 +0100
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To: "Dragan Gasevic" <dgasevic@sfu.ca>, <public-esw-thes@w3.org>

Hi Dragan,

Firstly yes, I think it is out of scope for SKOS to be concerned with maintaining some well known thesauri.  However, the SKOS web pages and community could be a place for people to discover and discuss available thesauri (hopefully with SKOS representations :) - That's the idea behind the SKOS DataZone ...

http://esw.w3.org/topic/SkosDev/DataZone

... which is a wiki page, so anyone can add links to it - please encourage anyone with data to add a link here :)

Secondly, the Wordnet metamodel is sufficiently different from the SKOS metamodel to justify having its own RDF/OWl vocabulary.  I'm looking forward to official publication by W3C SWBP-WG so we can make a comparison with SKOS (this is promised soon).  

(FYI the Wordnet Task Force of SWBP-WG is charged with publishing an RDF/OWL vocabulary that expresses the Wordnet metamodel, and giving princeton the tools to maintain an RDF representation of wordnet itself.  See [1] for WNET TF docs and esp [2] for WNET datamodel in RDF.)

Cheers,

Al.

[1] http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/BestPractices/WNET/
[2] http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/BestPractices/WNET/wordnet_datamodel.owl

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-esw-thes-request@w3.org
> [mailto:public-esw-thes-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Dragan Gasevic
> Sent: 17 June 2005 17:53
> To: public-esw-thes@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Mission of SKOS
> 
> 
> 
> Thank you, Mark! It seems that initiative is for creating a 
> separate data 
> model for WordNet in OWL, but not in SKOS... Or I couldn't 
> find the right 
> link :-(...
> 
> D.
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: <mark@few.vu.nl>
> To: "Dragan Gasevic" <dgasevic@sfu.ca>
> Cc: <public-esw-thes@w3.org>
> Sent: Friday, June 17, 2005 1:45 AM
> Subject: Re: Mission of SKOS
> 
> 
> > Quoting Dragan Gasevic <dgasevic@sfu.ca>:
> >
> > Hi Dragan,
> >
> > No, I don't think it is. But I think there is some work 
> going on in the 
> > Semantic
> > Web Best Practices group [1] on that, e.g. converting WordNet.
> >
> > Best,
> > Mark.
> >
> > [1] http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/BestPractices/
> >
> >> Hi everyone!
> >>
> >> I wonder if one of SKOS' missions to develop a set of 
> well-known thesauri
> >> apart from defining a set of schemas for defining such thesauri.
> >>
> >> Thank you,
> >> Dragan
> >>
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> >
> > 
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