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Re: SKOS API and web-service

From: Alistair Miles <alistair.miles@zoo.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2009 12:46:36 +0100
To: Johan De Smedt <johan.de-smedt@tenforce.com>
Cc: public-esw-thes@w3.org, public-swd-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <20090414114633.GA32397@skiathos>
hi johan

On Wed, Apr 08, 2009 at 08:42:32AM +0200, 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 ?

no, this wasn't in scope for the swdwg. if folks would like to use
this list to discuss a community-led update to the skos web service
api that would be great.

i know doug tudhope and ceri binding at glamorgan have worked on this
fairly recently, they use concept expansion methods to support
information retrieval. 

adding to what dan said, the skos ws api was written before there was
sparql. it would be nice to look again at the skos ws api, in light of
sparql, and to ask which methods really add something over sparql,
either in terms of convenience or functionality. e.g. you can't do
cost-based expansions with sparql, at least not easily. you also can't
do very efficient text-based queries. some stuff you can do tho,
e.g. see [1].



[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-esw-thes/2009Mar/0017.html

> Thanks for information or advice.
> Kind Regards,
>    Johan De Smedt
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Alistair Miles
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