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Re: [SKOS] ISSUE-32 ConceptSchemeLabellingInteractions

From: Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>
Date: Fri, 08 Feb 2008 13:48:23 +0100
Message-ID: <47AC4F97.2050700@few.vu.nl>
To: Daniel Rubin <rubin@med.stanford.edu>
CC: SWD WG <public-swd-wg@w3.org>

Hi Daniel,

I'll let Alistair find one, as the only example I can think of now would 
not be very illustrative (only used in the Netherlands)

Antoine

> At 12:44 AM 2/8/2008, Antoine Isaac wrote:
>
>> Dear all,
>>
>> Alistair had some concern about the wording of the attached proposal, 
>> which we accepted in last week's.
>>>
>>> Dear all,
>>>
>>> Regarding ISSUE-32 ConceptSchemeLabellingInteractions [1], I propose 
>>> that we accept the following recommendation from the SKOS Primer [2, 
>>> section 2.1.1]
>>>
>>>> Following common practice in KOS design, the preferred label of a 
>>>> concept may be also used to unambiguously represent this concept 
>>>> within one KOS and its applications. Although SKOS semantics do not 
>>>> formally enforce it, it is therefore recommended that no two 
>>>> concepts in the same KOS be given the same preferred lexical label 
>>>> in any given language.
>>
>> To alleviate these concerns, the Primer should now read
>> [[
>> Following common practice in KOS design, the preferred label of a 
>> concept may be also used to unambiguously represent this concept 
>> within one KOS and its applications. It is therefore recommended that 
>> no two concepts in the same KOS be given the same preferred lexical 
>> label in any given language. But SKOS semantics do not formally 
>> enforce this, since some commonly used classification schemes, for 
>> instance, may break this rule.
>
> Can you give example of a classification scheme that breaks this rule? 
> It doesn't make much sense for the preferred label of a concept NOT to 
> unambiguously represent the concept within ONE KOS.
>
>> ]]
>>
>> Alistair, are you ok with this?
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> Antoine
>>>
>>>
>>> [1] http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/track/issues/32
>>> [2] http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/wiki/SKOS/DraftPrimer , January 24 
>>> editor's draft.
>>>
>>>
>>>
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