Last Call: SKOS Simple Knowledge Organization System Reference; SKOS Primer updated

The W3C Semantic Web Deployment Working Group is pleased to announce the
publication of a Last Call Working Draft for the Simple Knowledge
Organisation System Reference (SKOS):

Our Working Group has made its best effort to address all comments received
to date, and we seek confirmation that the comments have been addressed to
the satisfaction of the community, allowing us to move forward to W3C
Candidate Recommendation following the Last Call process.

The Working Group solicits review and feedback on this draft specification.
In particular, the Working Group would be keen to hear comments regarding
any features identified at risk, and from those implementing (among others):

* Editors:  editors that either consume or produce SKOS;

* Services: vocabulary services that provide access to vocabularies using

* Checkers: applications that check whether the constraints on SKOS
vocabularies have been violated.

Comments are requested by 3 October 2008, at which time the Working Group
intends to close Last Call. All comments are welcome and should be sent to; please include the text "SKOS comment" in the subject
line. All messages received at this address are viewable in a public

The Working Group intends to advance the SKOS Reference to W3C
Recommendation after further review and comment. This Last Call Working
Draft signals the Working Group's belief that it has met its design
objectives for SKOS and has resolved all open issues.

The Working Group has also published an update of the companion SKOS Primer:

The Working Group expects to revise this Primer while the SKOS Reference is
undergoing review and eventually publish the Primer as a Working Group Note.

Please see also:

Kind regards,

Alistair Miles
Sean Bechhofer

Alistair Miles
Senior Computing Officer
Image Bioinformatics Research Group
Department of Zoology
The Tinbergen Building
University of Oxford
South Parks Road
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1865 281993

Sean Bechhofer
School of Computer Science
University of Manchester

Received on Thursday, 4 September 2008 15:36:19 UTC