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RE: skos:definition and dcterms:source

From: Houghton,Andrew <houghtoa@oclc.org>
Date: Mon, 1 Feb 2010 14:40:13 -0500
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> From: public-esw-thes-request@w3.org [mailto:public-esw-thes-
> request@w3.org] On Behalf Of J├╝rgen Jakobitsch
> Sent: Monday, February 01, 2010 02:17 PM
> To: public-esw-thes@w3.org
> Subject: skos:definition and dcterms:source
> hi all,
> is there some sort of best practice to define
> a source for a skos:definition (just as an example for any
> skos:property).
> is there a recommended way to include (encode) the source into
> the string of the definition?
> something like this would be perfect, but apparently doesn't work.
> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://turnguard.com/XML">
>  <rdf:type..../>
>  <skos:definition dcterms:source="http://en.wikipedia.org/XML">
>   XML is ....
>  </skos:definition>
> </rdf:Description>

You could make that skos:definition a structured value instead:

<skos:definition rdf:parseType="Resource">
  <dcterms:source rdf:resource="http://en.wikipedia.org/XML" />
  <rdf:value>XML is ...</rdf:value>

However, the definition for skos:defintion is:

  "supplies a complete explanation of the intended meaning of a concept."

and that doesn't appear how you are using it.  You seem to be using it
in the context of a source data found note.  We include source data
found notes in our SKOS as:

<skos:note rdf:parseType="Resource">
  <rdfs:label>source data found</rdfs:label>
  <rdf:value>XML is ...</rdf:value>
  <dcterms:source rdf:resource="http://en.wikipedia.org/XML" />

Hope that helps, Andy.
Received on Monday, 1 February 2010 19:40:46 UTC

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