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Re: about the skos mapping of vocabularies

From: Pierre-Antoine Champin <pierre-antoine.champin@liris.cnrs.fr>
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2009 11:09:26 +0100
Message-ID: <49D09A56.1040406@liris.cnrs.fr>
To: Veronique Malaise <vmalaise@few.vu.nl>
CC: public-media-annotation@w3.org
Veronique Malaise a écrit :
> Hi PA, All,
> One  question, form a non-specialist, to answer PA's comment at the last
> teleconf: he said, if I understood correctly, that it might be very hard
> to have an API using mappings defined in SKOS. The Cliopatria API [1]
> (also described more extensively in papers like [2]) seems, again to my
> understanding, to be using vocabularies and vocabularies mappings (in
> SKOS) to access and display the metadata of objects from different
> collections, described with their own description schema. Would
> Cliopatria be an interesting API to have a closer look in out own case?


my point was that SKOS does not allow to express *all* the information
that is required to build an API.

A simple example is format/unit conversion. Two properties may be
semantically equivalent, but expressed in different formats or different
units... SKOS does not provide tools to express how to convert from one
format to the other. (e.g. a duration expressed either as an integer
number of second, or in HH:MM:SS.fff format).

(by the way, I have no idea what is the best practice in SKOS, wether
focusing on the semantic level and stating that both properties are
absolutely equivalent, ignoring the syntactical heterogeneity, or
stating that they are merely related...)


> Best regards,
> Véronique
> [1] http://e-culture.multimedian.nl/software/ClioPatria.shtml
> [2] Semantic annotation and search of cultural-heritage collections: The
> MultimediaN E-Culture demonstrator, Guus Schreiber, Alia Amin, Lora
> Aroyo, Mark van Assem, Victor de Boer, Lynda Hardman, Michiel
> Hildebrand, Borys Omelayenko, Jacco van Osenbruggen, Anna Tordai, Jan
> Wielemaker and Bob Wielinga
> http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B758F-4TMYK0G-1&_user=4466739&_coverDate=11%2F30%2F2008&_rdoc=1&_fmt=full&_orig=search&_cdi=12925&_sort=d&_docanchor=&view=c&_acct=C000024498&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=4466739&md5=3aa00f41cded98e061c5f8fd53236a44#bib11

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