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RE: SKOS broader/narrower confusion

From: Sini, Margherita (KCEW) <Margherita.Sini@fao.org>
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2007 16:00:32 +0100
To: "Reul, Q. H." <q.reul@abdn.ac.uk>, public-swd-wg@w3.org
Message-id: <BA453B6B6B217B4D95AF12DBA0BFB6690269F81B@hqgiex01.fao.org>

Dear all,

I also find myself sometime in this confusing situation, so I have a
proposal:
can we add the verb to the relationships name, e.g. skos:hasBroader or
skos:hasNarrower, etc?
This is avoid the confusion.

Regards
Margherita


-----Original Message-----
From: public-swd-wg-request@w3.org [mailto:public-swd-wg-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of Reul, Q. H.
Sent: 07 December 2007 18:59
To: public-swd-wg@w3.org
Subject: SKOS broader/narrower confusion



Hi all,

I was describing SKOS yesterday to several colleagues. After a long
discussion, we found that skos:narrower and skos:broader could be confusing
to the user. 

In SKOS Core [1], the meaning of these properties is similar to concept A has
a broader term called concept B (i.e. A skos:broader B). In the example,
animal is considered to have a narrower concept called mammals. However, my
initial interpretation of the property was to say that concept A is narrower
than concept B. 

Regards,

Quentin

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-swbp-skos-core-guide-20051102/#sechierarchy

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