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Re: SKOS API and web-service

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Date: Wed, 08 Apr 2009 09:42:16 +0200
Message-ID: <49DC5558.5030504@danbri.org>
To: Johan De Smedt <johan.de-smedt@tenforce.com>
CC: public-esw-thes@w3.org, public-swd-wg@w3.org
On 8/4/09 08:42, Johan De Smedt wrote:
> Dear,
> Following the new CR for SKOS,
> is there an update planned for
> http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/Europe/reports/thes/skosapi.html ?
> Thanks for information or advice.

Let me turn the question around, if you don't mind.

Since we began the SKOS work in the SWAD-Europe project 5 years ago, a 
lot has happened. We now have a standardised RDF query language (SPARQL) 
including a Web (HTTP/REST) protocol and supporting formats (XML, JSON).

W3C also has recently renewed work on SPARQL. See the SPARQL Working 
Group wiki page here - http://www.w3.org/2009/sparql/wiki/Main_Page
Charter - http://www.w3.org/2009/01/sparql-charter
Proposed features - http://www.w3.org/2009/sparql/wiki/Category:Features

- Is there anything in the old SKOS API that you couldn't do in SPARQL?

- Is there anything *useful* in the old SKOS API that you couldn't do in 

- Is there anything useful in the old SKOS API that could fit into the 
proposed features for SPARQL 2.0?

- Is there any implementation experience about updating SKOS API-based 
systems to use SKOS "2009" which should be written down in the wiki 
http://esw.w3.org/topic/SkosDev ?

- Would publishing that advice as a snapshotted W3C Note instead make 
any practical difference? (eg. a precise reference is needed for 
government agencies commissioning software?)

Thanks for any detail,



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