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Re: [SKOS] on ISSUE-36

From: Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>
Date: Wed, 04 Jul 2007 09:57:55 +0200
Message-ID: <468B5303.8050204@few.vu.nl>
To: Guus Schreiber <schreiber@cs.vu.nl>
CC: jphipps@madcreek.com, public-swd-wg@w3.org

> [..]
>> Do you mean that proper solution for ISSUE-36 on ConceptScheme 
>> containment (http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/track/issues/36) would 
>> help you remove your objection? I have the feeling somehow that we 
>> are argueing over the use of BT as mapping links between different 
>> vocabularies because we don't have a solution for ISSUE-36 (and, I 
>> agree, this one might be hard to find). which bothers me a bit 
>> because these problems seems to me slightly orthogonal...
> About ISSUE -36 (although it is officially not open):
> I must admit that I have given up on solving this problem (which 
> reoccurs in many forms) at the RDF/OWL level (as it currently stands). 
> All RDF/OWL tools I use work with some form of naming a graph 
> (typically through a quadruple instead of a triple format). I don't 
> think this working group should try and solve this problem.
> I therefore propose to POSTPONE this issue and indicate in our spec a 
> text indicating how users are expected to solve this at the tool level.
> Guus

I guess we cannot do otherwise.
By the way is it purely postponing, if we decide to put something in the
spec about it?

On things puzzles me however: if we say that users shall deal with 
provenance themselves (by using reification, named graphs, whatever) 
then shall we consider that the issue is considered solved and that 
provenance aspects shall not interfere with the resolution of other issues?

 From such a viewpoint, would Jon's argument against the use of BT/NT/RT 
between different schemes still be valid? If the motivation is that BT 
should encode some form of scheme provenance for authority control 
purposes, then we have a case of interference...


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