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Re: Why not a generic skos:label datatype property? Re: Southampton Pub data as linked open data

From: Bernard Vatant <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2008 17:16:06 +0200
Message-ID: <488F3436.3060102@mondeca.com>
To: John Goodwin <John.Goodwin@ordnancesurvey.co.uk>
Cc: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>, Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>, Bijan Parsia <bparsia@cs.man.ac.uk>, public-lod@w3.org, semantic-web@w3.org, SKOS <public-esw-thes@w3.org>


Just to be sure everyone caught it correctly : there is *no* such 
property as skos:label *so far* in the SKOS vocabulary.
My proposal is to introduce it in SKOS as a clean, OWL-DL conformant, 
alternative to various hacking of rdfs:label non-semantics.


John Goodwin a écrit :
>> What I suggest here (with cc to SKOS forum)  is to define 
>> somewhere a standard generic label datatype property, which 
>> could be easily refined in specific types of labels while 
>> keeping in OWL-DL; making everybody happy. The most natural 
>> place to do that seems to be SKOS namespace.
>> Here is the proposal
>> skos:label      a    owl:DatatypeProperty
>> skos:prefLabel      rdfs:subPropertyOf      skos:label
>> skos:altLabel      rdfs:subPropertyOf      skos:label
>> ...
>> pub:name     rdfs:subPropertyOf      skos:label
>> Applications and vocabularies wanting to stick to OWL-DL 
>> would use skos:label and its extensive subproperties instead 
>> of rdfs:label RDFS-only applications would just have to add
>> skos:label      rdfs:subPropertyOf       rdfs:label
>> What do people think?
>> Bernard
>> PS : just reading John's answer ... I guess he would be very 
>> happy with such a solution
> Yes that works for me. We did a similar thing at work (Ordnance Survey)
> for our Administrative Geography RDF. We has a property "hasName" which
> in turn has various subproperties "hasVernacularName",
> "hasOfficialName", "hasBoundaryLineName" etc.
> When I was producing the pub data I'd forgotten allow about SKOS...shame
> on me :)
> (I notice that foaf:name is a subproperty of rdfs:label as well.) 
> John
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