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Re: [SKOS] ISSUE-26: "Minimal Label Relation" Proposal

From: Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2007 15:00:06 +0200
Message-ID: <46728D56.9070609@few.vu.nl>
To: "Miles, AJ \(Alistair\)" <A.J.Miles@rl.ac.uk>
CC: SWD WG <public-swd-wg@w3.org>

Hi Alistair
> Hi all,
> Here is an alternative proposal for resolution of ISSUE-26 (RelationshipsBetweenLabels):
> <http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/wiki/SkosDesign/RelationshipsBetweenLabels/ProposalFour?action=recall&rev=4>
> I've called this proposal "Minimal Label Relation" because it is very similar to Guus' "LabelRelation" proposal, but with a bit less ontological commitment.

In Guus proposal, when you want to create a link between labels, the 
model implies that you use two new properties (prefLabelR, altLabelR, 
taking the lastest version [1]) that are quite similar to the existing 
prefLabel and altLabel. Then you have the class Label, but this has a 
quantitatively equivalenty load to your LabelRelation class. And then 
you have 2 properties (that have to be differentiated, as you did in 
your example) to link the label, while Guus'proposal only need 1.

So in the end I would say that this is really a debatable 'bit less 
ontological commitment'

By the way this 'counting' does not take into account the weight of the 
seeLabelRelation. To me, you could remove it, this would have the 
benefit of not anchoring your link to one concept exclusively. This 
anchoring can have some advantages, but it also seems very restrictive. 
If you were to have 2 labels linked that belong to different concepts 
(e.g. if your label relationship is 'antonym') would you attach the 
labelRelation instance to both concepts?

Antoher question, purely formal: is this new proposal of yours 
deprecating the more general proposal you launched in [2]?



[2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-swd-wg/2007Mar/0092.html

> ACTION: Alistair to provide details of alternative proposal [recorded in http://www.w3.org/2007/06/12-swd-minutes.html#action10]
> --done
> Cheers,
> Alistair.
> [1] <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-swd-wg/2007Feb/0195.html>
> [2] <http://tomgruber.org/writing/onto-design.pdf>
> --
> Alistair Miles
> Research Associate
> Science and Technology Facilities Council
> Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
> Harwell Science and Innovation Campus
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> Oxfordshire OX11 0QX
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