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Re: comment:skos:preflabel

From: Sue Ellen Wright <sellenwright@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 5 Nov 2005 20:59:48 -0500
Message-ID: <e35499310511051759h3149d654ya4294c9d84815181@mail.gmail.com>
To: kk aw <kkaw@multicentric.com>
Cc: public-esw-thes@w3.org
Y'all probably get tired of me saying "well, in terminology management we
..." Nevertheless, in terminology management we have terms (labels), and
they can have many different kinds of attributes, among them "international
scientific term" and "common name," both of which can be iterative if
necessary because there can be many common names depending on region,
dialect, you name it. "Preferred term" is actually a separate, different
classification, which, as you note is slippery because it all depends on the
context in question. But of course, this is the difference between
documenting terminology for the sake of usage and documenting terms in a
controlled vocabulary, where one could make the decision that in this
particular reference, we will (e.g.) use scientific terms and map common
names to them with a "use" reference.
  Bye for now
Sue Ellen

 On 11/5/05, kk aw <kkaw@multicentric.com> wrote:
> I think the use of skos:preflabel and skos:altlabel may be restrictive
> and confusing.
> For example, in biological sciences, we have scientific name, local name
> and common name for plants, fish and other living things. Which should
> be the preferred name? It depends on the context. Likewise we can have
> labels in different languages.
> I would like to suggest the use of skos:label with a type attribute
> where the type can be "preferred", "alternate" and any other appropriate
> name.
> Regards,
> KK Aw

Sue Ellen Wright
Institute for Applied Linguistics
Kent State University
Kent OH 44242 USA
Received on Sunday, 6 November 2005 01:59:56 UTC

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