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From: Paul Hermans <paul.hermans@amplexor.com>
Date: Fri, 12 May 2006 14:44:36 +0200
Message-ID: <DEF32271883F8941B74CE60E7388C5F60377BB@diocletian.amplexor.com>
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Dear all,

I'm trying to map the AAT thesaurus to SKOS.

In AAT I do find 4 types of records:
C – Concept: This is the VCS default value when you create a new record. Most terms in the AAT are called "concepts," including all terms that can be used for indexing, that is all terms that are not guide terms, "hierarchy" names, or facets. If the record you are creating is NOT concept, change the Record Type to an appropriate value.
H – Hierarchy name: Refers to the top of a hierarchy. The hierarchy name is not used for indexing or cataloging.
G - Guide Term: A Guide Term (also called a node label) is a level used to organize the hierarchy into logical segments. In AAT, Guide Terms are used only with historical hierarchies and candidate hierarchies. Consult with your supervisor before using this designation.
F – Facet: A facet is a broad division of the hierarchy, generally appearing directly under the Root

C - Concept maps cleanly to SKOS concept
G - Guide term, maps to SKOS collection
F - Facet can be defined as a subclass of concept.

But I'm not sure what to do with the record of type "Hierarchy name".
Do I map this also onto a collection, but how to distinguish it then from guide term collections?

BTW. If someone happens to have AAT already in SKOS format, I surely would be interested in having a look at it.


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