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AW: [SKOS] The return of ISSUE-44 (was Re: TR : SKOS Reference Editor's Draft 23 December 2007)

From: Svensson, Lars <l.svensson@d-nb.de>
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2008 08:47:10 +0100
Message-ID: <6DA97EFF2763174B8BDC409CA1972984067F6B54@dbf-ex.AD.DDB.DE>
To: "SKOS" <public-esw-thes@w3.org>, "SWD WG" <public-swd-wg@w3.org>

In litteris suis de Samstag, 12. Januar 2008 14:58,
public-esw-thes-request@w3.org <>scripsit:

> At 11:07 AM 1/10/2008, Bernard Vatant wrote:
>> OK Daniel, let me have another try  if you don't mind  :-)
>>> From my point of view, it does NOT make sense that skos:narrower
>>> and broader are not transitive.
>>> And if applications can go ahead and make them transitive by
>>> expanding how they wish, that violates the asserted SKOS semantics.
>>> Unless I'm misunderstanding something here, this sounds like a
>>> formula for chaos.

I know we're currently finialising the spec, but anyhow:

We could invent two new properties skos:broaderTransitive (a subproperty
of skos:broader)	and skos:narrowerTransitive (a subproperty of
skos:narrower) which both are declared as transitive. Could this be a

All the best,

Dr. Lars G. Svensson
Deutsche Nationalbibliothek
Adickesallee 1
60322 Frankfurt
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