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Re: Using iso-thes to publish 1:n-relations between skos:Concepts from different concept schemes

From: Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>
Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2017 01:37:02 +0100
Message-ID: <58A4F42E.7060405@few.vu.nl>
To: <public-esw-thes@w3.org>
Hello Lars,

Sorry for the delay answering this email.

You are right in your understanding of ISO-THES' CompoundEquivalence is rather between terms/labels and concepts.

MADS/RDF may have something better, with madsrdf:ComplexType and madsrdf:componentList

But perhaps the closest thing available is the XKOS pattern for correspondences:

(in fact I've delayed this mail because I wanted to review XKOS)

I'm not sure it does all you need, though. XKOS doesn't have 'typed correspondences' of the form of 'OR' and 'AND' combinations, which were identified as a requirement in the SKOS context.
The names they use are also not so great. See



On 25/01/17 16:47, Svensson, Lars wrote:
> Dear SKOS-Community,
> Here in the DNB we're currently revisiting how we publish our thesaurus mappings in RDF with a focus on how to publish 1:n-relations (i. e. where a concept in one KOS is mapped to two or more concepts in another KOS). We don't publish those relations yet since we haven't found a best practice. I've been looking at madsrdf which sort-of-works and last week I delved into iso-thes which has CompoundEquivalence which looks like a good starting point. However, if I understand the documentation correctly CompoundEquivalence can only be used between _terms_ (within one KOS?) and not between _skos:Concepts_.
> I'm aware that this is an old discussion [1] and probably not resolved yet. However, any insight you can provide would be most helpful!
> [1] https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-esw-thes/2011Jun/0007.html and subsequent messages...
> Best,
> Lars
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