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Re: Any public domain thesauri expressed in SKOS?

From: Mark van Assem <mark@cs.vu.nl>
Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2006 16:53:15 +0200
Message-ID: <44F5A65B.6060701@cs.vu.nl>
To: "John M. Linebarger" <jmlineb@comcast.net>
CC: SKOS <public-esw-thes@w3.org>

A few candidates that come to mind are

- WordNet; not in SKOS but can be converted to SKOS with a few 
additional mappings, see [1]

- IPSV; see [2]

I know Alistair Miles keeps a list of thesauri in SKOS on a wiki 



John M. Linebarger wrote:
> Do any public domain, general knowledge, English thesauri exist that 
> have been expressed in SKOS?  Our company is developing a thesaurus in 
> SKOS for the  domain of Critical Infrastructure Protection, and would 
> like to supplement it with a general knowledge thesaurus.  We are an 
> Oracle shop, and have taken a look at Oracle's thesaurus with an eye to 
> using XSLT to convert it to SKOS.  However, our judgment so far is that 
> Oracle's thesaurus is pretty bad.
> Are there any "standard" thesauri out there, especially those that have 
> been expressed in SKOS?  Anyone have any experience (good or bad) with 
> any of them?
> Please forgive me if this question is not appropriate for this list, 
> since it has to do more with applications of SKOS than the design of 
> SKOS (which is what the last few months of email traffic have seemed to 
> be focused on).
> Many thanks!  Enjoy!
> John M. Linebarger, PhD
> Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM

  Mark F.J. van Assem - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
        markREMOVE@cs.vu.nl - http://www.cs.vu.nl/~mark
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