[Proposal][SKOS Core] use of skos:subjectIndicator in SKOS Core schema

Hi all,

I have the first suggestion for a change to SKOS Core since first PWD publication:

The issue of use of the skos:subjectIndicator property as a predicate in the RDF description of SKOS Core itself [1] was raised in [2].

(E.g. [1] contains the statement

<http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core#subjectIndicator> <http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core#subjectIndicator> <http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core/spec/#subjectIndicator>.

I originally added these statements without thinking too much about it (one of those things that seemed like a good idea at the time), and think now that it was a bad idea, because (among other things) of the issues it raises as described in [2].  

So I suggest we consider a change item to remove all statements matching the pattern (?x skos:subjectIndicator ?y) from [1].  

Unless anyone objects, I'll add a formal item to the proposals list [3] describing this.  N.B. just to be clear about process, the proposals in [3], if stable and supported by good consensus, get considered at the next review, the date of which we'll set at the SWBP telecon tonight.



[1] http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core
[2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-esw-thes/2005May/0000.html
[3] http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core/proposals

Alistair Miles
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Received on Thursday, 19 May 2005 16:25:28 UTC