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Re: Ordering concepts in a Tree display

From: Mike Collett <mike@vocman.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2011 16:09:10 +0000
To: Christophe Dupriez <christophe.dupriez@destin.be>, <public-esw-thes@w3.org>
Message-ID: <C95625A6.2F334%mike@vocman.com>
We use a sortkey
eg <zthes:termNote label="sortKey">13</zthes:termNote>

We have found that this has been mostly OK as a single key within a concept
scheme (vocabulary) and we can manage different sortkeys for different
concept schemes.

By default we display alphabetically by the preferred label of the user's
preferred language (set by browser or computer settings) if it exists, if
not then in English if it exists, if not then by the first preferred label.

Some polyhierarchies need to have a concept in a different order in
different parts of the tree. Then the relationship needs to hold the

In Zthes type encoding this is easy

Not sure how to do this in SKOS.

The effect could be
 NT (sortkey 1) Single wheeled vehicles
 NT (sortkey 2) Bicycles
 NT (sortkey 3) Tricycles
 NT (sortkey 4) Four wheeled vehicles
 NT (sortkey 5) Vehicles with more than 4 wheels..

Popular vehicles
 NT (sortkey 1) Cars
 NT (sortkey 2) Motorbikes
 NT (sortkey 3) Bicycles
 NT (sortkey 4) Skateboards

With Bicycles needing two different sortkeys.

Mike 7:-D
Mike Collett
Vocabulary Management Group
+44 7798 728 747

> From: Christophe Dupriez <christophe.dupriez@destin.be>
> Organization: DESTIN inc. SSEB
> Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2011 12:56:08 +0100
> To: <public-esw-thes@w3.org>
> Subject: Ordering concepts in a Tree display
> Resent-From: <public-esw-thes@w3.org>
> Resent-Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2011 11:57:37 +0000
> Happy New Year to all the Simple Knowledge Organization Systems workers!
> Does anyone have designed a way to specify concept ordering when
> displaying a tree of concepts?
> Usually, alphabetical ordering is the best to display narrower concepts
> of a given concept.
> But sometimes (for instance, with historical period), there is "natural"
> ordering of concepts which is much better.
> I would like to add a field with the ordering criteria (stronger than
> the prefLabel in the user language).
> Anyone has done something for this so I do not reinvent the wheel:
> Vehicles
> NT Single wheeled vehicles
> NT Bicycles
> NT Tricycles
> NT Four wheeled vehicles
> NT Vehicles with more than 4 wheels...
> Wishing you a very nice w.e. !
> Christophe
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