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Re: ISSUE-27: Annotations on Labels

From: Guus Schreiber <schreiber@cs.vu.nl>
Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2007 18:33:06 +0100
Message-ID: <45E46B52.9010602@cs.vu.nl>
To: SWD WG <public-swd-wg@w3.org>

I've just been reading the use cases for this 
issue. It seems that a resolution on this issue 
should follow the same approach as the for Issue 
26 (relationship between labels). The key 
difference between issue 26 and issue 27 can be 
summarized as follows:

- issue 26 concerns some property/characteristic 
of the relation between two lexical labels of the 
same concept, e.g. "RDF" is an abbreviation of 
"Resource Description Framework"
- issue 27 concerns some statement about a single 
lexical label, e,g its creation date

If we opt for "terms as classes" in Issue 26, 
Issue 27 is also resolved. If we opt for the n-ary 
relation approach (see my proposed resolution 
[1]), then it makes sense to include a similar 
solution for issue 27, e.g. through a 
LabelProperty (instead of LabelRelation) relation. 
There are some choices/issues wrt the 
representation details, to which I will come back 
in a follow-up message.

BTW some of the use cases mentioned in the 
description of issue 27 actually belong to issue 
26, e.g. use cases 8 and 10.


SWD Issue Tracker wrote:
> ISSUE-27: Annotations on Labels
> http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/track/issues/27
> Raised by: Guus Schreiber
> On product: SKOS
> Labels which are currently modeled as literals in SKOS, as well as possibly
> other literals, are valid subjects of discourse when modeling concept schemes,
> e.g. when recording the dates during which a particular label was in common use.
> However, in RDF, only resources may be subjects of statements, and literals may
> only be objects of statements. The question then arises, how are we to annotate
> (i.e. relate, as subject) labels and other literals to other entities.
> Issue sandbox:
> http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/wiki/CandidateReqList#head-4093aa50c2c3c22df13dd0278bd8d0290ca93e2d
> Related:
> http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/wiki/SkosDesign/AnnotationPatterns

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