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Re: thesaurus interchange language

From: Stella Dextre Clarke <stella@lukehouse.org>
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2008 17:36:49 +0100
Message-ID: <4891EA21.7030702@lukehouse.org>
To: Stephen Bounds <km@bounds.net.au>
CC: Bernard Vatant <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>, SKOS <public-esw-thes@w3.org>

Stephen Bounds wrote:
> But to me, the argument is about the primary use case of SKOS.  If SKOS 
> is first and foremost designed as a thesaurus interchange language, then 
> it's essential that <skos:broader> be non-transitive (see the 
> polyhierarchy example I gave to Simon for an illustration of why).

I believe the purpose of SKOS is first and foremost to enable publishing 
a simple KOS on the Web, motivated especially by the desire to serve the 
Semantic Web. If you want a format for exchanging thesauri, what about 
the DD8723-5 format (aka BS8723 format) which you can see at 
http://schemas.bs8723.org/ ? Its data model is not so very different 
from that of SKOS.

Stella Dextre Clarke
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