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Re: [hcls] Harmonization of labels, descriptions and definitions

From: Bijan Parsia <bparsia@cs.man.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 29 May 2007 05:02:21 +0100
Message-Id: <3149325E-0065-4ECC-8ED1-587951714A65@cs.man.ac.uk>
Cc: public-semweb-lifesci hcls <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
To: William Bug <William.Bug@DrexelMed.edu>

On May 29, 2007, at 4:58 AM, William Bug wrote:

> This is exactly the point I've been making for over a year now  
> regarding use of SKOS in biomedical ontology development, and it is  
> why we use SKOS:prefLabel for all classes in BIRNLex (as well as  
> having the redundant rdfs:label for interoperability purposes).   
> The "altLabel" provides a means not only to associate lexical  
> variants but ultimately to create "namespace qualified" term sets  
> or "views" of a single ontology with the terms tailored to the  
> needs of a specific community.  There would need to be an expansion  
> of annotation support in OWL to fully implement this, but SKOS can  
> provide a means to standard that method in the lexical domain, once  
> the required annotation capabilities have been added to OWL.

Would you mind explaining exactly what you need from the annotation  
capabilities? We have been discussing a fairly clean way to beef up  
OWL 1.1 annotations and I'd be curious to know if it handled this  
(important) case.

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