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Re: Brief introduction and some notes on ISSUE-41 (alt/alternative): use of skos:altLabel or dcterms:alternative [Registered Organization Vocabulary]

From: Dave Reynolds <dave.e.reynolds@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 04 Mar 2013 14:35:18 +0000
Message-ID: <5134B126.4010306@gmail.com>
To: public-gld-wg@w3.org
On 04/03/13 11:18, Marios Meimaris wrote:
> Hello all,
>
> to briefly introduce myself as a new member, since 2011 I have been
> working with Agis Papantoniou, whom you probably know from this WG, at
> NTUA in ontology engineering and semantic technologies involving
> government and economic LD. As an example, you might have heard from
> Agis the publicspending.gr project, which is an effort to generate,
> cleanse, interlink and publish greek public spending data and business
> registry data (and hopefully more datasets to come) as LD. Let me say
> that it's an honor to be part of this WG and hopefully I can provide
> some useful feedback as soon as I cover the missing ground and catch up.
>
> Let me jump to Issue 41 [1] and Dave Reynold's suggestion of making
> rov:legalName a super-property of skos:prefLabel.
>
>
>> How about one small variant to this approach. We could make
>> rov:legalName a super property of skos:prefLabel.
>>
>> So whenever there is a unique legal name we need only use skos:prefLabel
>> and this also implies rov:legalName.
>>
>> That way there would always be (at least implicitly) a rov:legalName and
>> a skos:prefLabel, it's just that there might be additional
>> rov:legalNames as well.
>
> While this may be convenient for the particular issue, it raises the
> following question:
> Every time skos:prefLabel is used, it is implied that rov:legalName is
> used as well. However, the definition of rov:legalName makes it
> domain-dependent (as it is essentially bound to RegOrg) in a way that
> skos:prefLabel is not and this creates an inconsistency every time
> skos:prefLabel is used outside the scope of organizations, as it applies
> meaning that is not always there. This means that skos:prefLabel and
> rov:legalName are not necessarily connected by subsumption either way.

Agreed, I withdraw my suggestion. Wasn't thinking straight.

Dave
Received on Monday, 4 March 2013 14:35:52 UTC

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