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Re: [Dbpedia-discussion] Using DBpedia resources as skos:Concepts?

From: Mike Bergman <mike@mkbergman.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2009 21:28:00 -0600
Message-ID: <4AFCD240.4040308@mkbergman.com>
To: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>
CC: Ross Singer <rossfsinger@gmail.com>, Bernard Vatant <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>, Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>, Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>, SKOS <public-esw-thes@w3.org>
Hi Richard,

Richard Cyganiak wrote:
> Hi Mike,
> Let me just quickly respond to one point:
> On 13 Nov 2009, at 01:16, Mike Bergman wrote:
>>> I understand that umbel:linksEntity is designed exactly for this 
>>> case. But I'd feel uneasy about recommending the use of this property.
>>> Where is it used already? Any evidence of uptake in the RDF 
>>> community? Are the UMBEL folks engaging with the community to get 
>>> greater buy-in? Are the UMBEL folks in touch with the SKOS community 
>>> to work towards getting this into a future version of SKOS? Are there 
>>> any people whom I trust who endorse the use of UMBEL? What else do I 
>>> “buy into” when I use UMBEL?
>>> I'm not an early adopter type when it comes to this kind of 
>>> vocabulary, so I want to see some evidence of uptake...
> <snip>
>> Finally, as a personal note, I have to say that I find the 
>> gratuitously snide and superior tone of Richard and Ross's comments 
>> off-putting.
> If I sounded snide, that was not my intention. These were honest 
> questions. I asked these questions because satisfying answers will 
> compel me to spend more time understanding UMBEL.
> And I really don't know why you are picking on Ross. He was pointing out 
> UMBEL as a solution to my problem.

Yes, you are of course correct. Sorry, Ross. I got carried away.

I appreciate your quick response, Richard.

Received on Friday, 13 November 2009 03:28:50 UTC

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