W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-esw-thes@w3.org > March 2017

Re: Predicate for quasi-synoyms (with upwards posting)?

From: Fabio Ricci <fabio.ricci@semweb.ch>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:13:10 +0200
Message-Id: <0B2EDB45-FCB5-43D5-A1F7-DA2B048088A1@semweb.ch>
Cc: "public-esw-thes@w3.org" <public-esw-thes@w3.org>
To: "Neubert, Joachim" <J.Neubert@zbw.eu>
Hi Joachim

Are you searching for a model theoretical answer or for an implementation?

For the first case maybe you look into SKOS-XL, which offers a framework to give some more semantics to labels.
In the second case - and “purely” as a hint, https://skosshuttle.ch <https://skosshuttle.ch/> has solved the nice tiny purity of SKOS by introducing custom attributes.
So your question could there be solved by using a “String” custom attribute “quasi-synonym” on the meant entity.

Kind regards / Meilleures salutations / Freundliche Grüsse
Fabio Ricci
semweb
Semantic Web Technologies · Records Management
Software systems · ICT coaching · ICT Projects leading
https://semweb.ch <https://ch.semweb.ch/>
https://skosshuttle.ch <https://skosshuttle.ch/>
https://rdflink.ch <https://rdflink.ch/>
Weinmanngasse 26
CH-8700 Küsnacht ZH (Switzerland)

Tel.

+41 (076) 5281961
+39 (389) 0681334

Skype:

semweb-llc <applewebdata://6B37D5B1-A0DA-4963-9357-14E22E458B7A/%E2%80%9C#%E2%80%9D>
Confidentiality Warning: This message and any attachments are intended only for the use of the intended recipients, are confidential and maybe privileged. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any review, retransmission, conversion to hard copy, copying, circulation or other use of this message and any attachments is strictly prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please notify the sender immediately by return email, and delete this message and any attachments from your system. Thank you.


> On 28 Mar 2017, at 09:51, Neubert, Joachim <J.Neubert@zbw.eu> wrote:
> 
> SKOS does not distinguish between synonyms and quasi-synonyms resultig from „upwards posting“ (as mentioned in https://www.w3.org/TR/skos-primer/#secalt <https://www.w3.org/TR/skos-primer/#secalt>). To give an example (taken from https://www.slideshare.net/accessinnovations/taxonomy-fundamentals-workshop-2013/37 <https://www.slideshare.net/accessinnovations/taxonomy-fundamentals-workshop-2013/37>):
> 
> :xyz skos:prefLabel “Social class” ;
>     skos:altLabel “Elite”, “Middle class”, “Working class” .
> 
> When in a retrievel or voculary mapping application each pref- and altLabel is used as synoym for each other, this creates nasty problems: If, e.g., the user searches for “Elite”, she also gets documents with “Middle class” and “Working class”.
> 
> We consider introducing some custom sub-property of skos:altLabel to differentiate the cases, like this:
> 
> :xyz skos:prefLabel “Social class” ;
>     skos:altLabel “Social background” ;
>     custom:altLabelNarrower “Elite”, “Middle class”, “Working class” .
> 
> Is anybody aware of custom specializations of skos:altLabel for quasi-synonyms we could re-use?
> 
> Any hints appreciated – cheers, Joachim


Received on Tuesday, 28 March 2017 08:13:42 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.4.0 : Friday, 17 January 2020 19:46:52 UTC