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Re: thesaurus interchange language

From: Stephen Bounds <km@bounds.net.au>
Date: Sat, 02 Aug 2008 08:44:55 +1000
Message-ID: <489391E7.4060900@bounds.net.au>
To: Stella Dextre Clarke <stella@lukehouse.org>
CC: SKOS <public-esw-thes@w3.org>

Hi Stella,

Thanks for the info.  I know this is getting off the track, but can you 
explain the problems with LCSH?


-- Stephen.

Stella Dextre Clarke wrote:
>>  From my perspective the beauty of SKOS is that it's flexible and 
>> extensible enough to allow a huge variety of uses.  A thesaurus just 
>> happens to be a really important use case because if SKOS becomes a 
>> lingua franca for thesauri (and particularly *big* thesauri like MDA, 
>> AAT, LCSH), then the SKOS standard will instantly get huge mindshare 
>> among Information Managers and Librarians.
> LCSH a thesaurus? Not if you measure it against the rules in ISO 2788 
> and BS 8723.
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