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From: Christophe Dupriez <christophe.dupriez@destin.be>
Date: Fri, 04 Mar 2011 09:36:47 +0100
Message-ID: <4D70A49F.8080609@destin.be>
To: "Tuck, Emily" <etuck@mfah.org>, SKOS <public-esw-thes@w3.org>

No stupid question but sometimes stupid answers:

SKOS is based on RDF which is based on XML.
ISO25964 is XML (not RDF).

XML is a markup language (expressing structure around data).
RDF is an information network description language which allows to 
express very openly interlinked pieces of information (RDF is the basis 
of LinkedData).

So SKOS is more flexible than ISO25964 but being more flexible is not 
always helping processability:
  it may not oblige authors to make necessary semantic alignments which 
would help interchangeability...

So both approach are cross-seeding each other and bridges exist and will 
I would say the most easy thesauri to exchange are those which are 
semantically compatible with both standards.

Have a nice day!


Le 2/03/2011 21:35, Tuck, Emily a écrit :
> Hi, I apologize if this sounds stupid but I was looking for an XML 
> schema for a thesaurus and I happened upon SKOS. I cannot tell what it 
> is from all these acronyms and talk about the semantic web.  It is all 
> very confusing. Is SKOS XML or something else?
> Thank you,
> Emily
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