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Re: Any public domain thesauri expressed in SKOS?

From: Bernard Vatant <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>
Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2006 08:43:42 +0200
Message-ID: <44F6851E.8030403@mondeca.com>
To: Mark van Assem <mark@cs.vu.nl>, "John M. Linebarger" <jmlineb@comcast.net>, SKOS <public-esw-thes@w3.org>


GEMET used to be available in SKOS, thanks to Alistair's work
But the SKOS files don't seem to be available any more at
They used to be there, since I downloaded them last year ...

BTW I maintain the SKOS article on Wikipedia at
Comments and suggestions welcome


Mark van Assem a écrit :
> 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 
> somewhere...
> Mark.
> [1]http://www.w3.org/TR/wordnet-rdf/
> [2]http://thesauri.cs.vu.nl/eswc06/
> 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


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