[SKOS]: [ISSUE 44] BroaderNarrowerSemantics

Hi all,

The comments below are based on my review [1] of the SKOS primer [2],
but are quite relevant to this thread.

1. SKOS primer [2] describes that skos:broader and skos:narrower can be
used to create links "between one whole and its parts". This
representation would allow many different type of hierarchies to be
created without formally defining these differences. In same
applications, this would be totally acceptable. However, in some case
could raise interoperability issues. I like the ideas suggested in [3]
and [4], where sub-properties are created to represent different

2. I would agree with Margherita [5] to use skos:hasBroader and
skos:hasNarrower to remove any confusion about the intended meaning of
the property for people that are not used to convention in thesaurus
circles (e.g. BS8723-2, para.8.3.1).


[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-swd-wg/2008Jan/0078.html
[2] http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/wiki/SKOS/DraftPrimer
[4] http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/extensions/spec/
[5] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-swd-wg/2008Jan/0075.html

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Received on Tuesday, 15 January 2008 16:56:54 UTC