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Re: Concept co-ordination

From: Christophe Dupriez <christophe.dupriez@destin.be>
Date: Sun, 08 Nov 2009 18:10:59 +0100
Message-ID: <4AF6FBA3.7050800@destin.be>
To: Richard Light <richard@light.demon.co.uk>
CC: ID@loc.gov, public-esw-thes@w3.org
Hi Richard!

This article discusses pre and post coordination:
and answers your question about "order".

I agree with you: coordination is more than boolean operation.
But "coordinated with..." could be an operator to link a concept A to a 
concept B.

Have a nice weekend

Christophe Dupriez

Richard Light a écrit :
> Hi,
> The SKOS Recommendation suggests waiting until community practice has 
> settled down a bit before coming to a view on how to encode 
> co-ordinated concepts [1].
> I'm currently thinking about how the Bliss Classification might deal 
> with this issue, since it uses co-ordination extensively, and in 
> effect provides a template which allows users to do their own concept 
> co-ordination in addition to those included in the published schedules 
> [2].  Accordingly I would welcome advice on this from any community 
> members who have trodden this road already.
> I'm copying the LCSH list into this message, since I see that 
> "double-dash" concept co-ordination seems to be a common feature 
> within LCSH, e.g.:
> Glass beads--Italy
> and
> Glass beads--Italy--Murano
> One particular question I have relates to the significance of order 
> within co-ordinated concepts.  Bliss for example has very clear 
> guidelines on the order in which compound concepts should be built up.
> Is order significant, in the sense that the same concepts co-ordinated 
> in a different order might have a different meaning?  If so, it would 
> seem to rule out one suggestion in the SKOS Recommendation, which is 
> that owl:intersectionOf could be used to represent co-ordination.  My 
> own instinct is that this isn't a simple matter of set intersection, 
> but rather that each concept is added in the context of the preceding 
> ones (as in the Murano example above).
> Richard Light
> [1] 
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/NOTE-skos-primer-20090818/#secconceptcoordinati
> on
> [2] http://www.blissclassification.org.uk/bcclass.htm

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