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[SKOS] question about SKOS semantics document (was Re: [SKOS] ISSUE-31 BasicLexicalLabelSemantics proposed resolution)

From: Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2007 22:23:00 +0200
Message-ID: <468175A4.6050104@few.vu.nl>
To: "Miles, AJ \(Alistair\)" <A.J.Miles@rl.ac.uk>
CC: SWD WG <public-swd-wg@w3.org>

Hello,
> Hi all,
>
> I'd like to propose the following section of the SKOS Semantics as a resolution for [ISSUE-31]:
>
> [1] <http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/wiki/SKOS/Semantics/Labelling?action=recall&rev=5>
>
> This proposal deals with the intuitive semantics of "preferred", "alternative" and "hidden" at the syntactic level, which avoids complicated semantics conditions and allows for error-tolerant strategies to be defined.
>
> This idea of handling some conditions at a syntactic level is new to me, and I have very limited experience of writing normative specifications of application behaviour, so I'd very much welcome comments and thoughts on this proposal.
> 

  
Has this syntactic level be used elsewhere? I think I can understood the 
use, but such an approach (at least its label) seems pretty weird if we 
want to position SKOS in the realm of the Semantic Web. 
And what is the 
level of complementarity/redundancy between axiomatic triples and semantic conditions on the one hand, and syntactic conditions on the other hand? Are the syntactic conditions representing 'soft' (with MAY) or 'semi-hard' (with SHOULD) constraints, while the semantic ones encode 'harder' constraints? And if not, shall we still propose 'semantic' specification in the SKOS semantics document, if there are possibly 
redundant syntactic constraints?

Also, I have an editorial comment on the [DL-optional] tag. Could it be 
[nonDL-optional] instead? Reading this I would understand they are 
optional if you want to make your ontology OWL-DL, which is the 
contrary. But if I'm the only one to see it like that...

Sorry for some of these comments. I should have made them when I first 
read the SKOS semantics document, but they only appear now that I see 
concrete examples of them and try to understand them :-(

Cheers,

Antoine
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