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ISSUE-81: LabelRelationsNaming

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Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2008 17:51:04 +0000 (GMT)
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ISSUE-81: LabelRelationsNaming


Raised by: Thomas Baker
On product: SKOS

>From http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-swd-wg/2008Jan/0008.html ...

The draft SKOS Reference [1] very helpfully points out the
symmetry between mappingRelation (with its subproperties
broadMatch, narrowMatch, and relatedMatch) and semanticRelation
(with its subproperties broader, narrower, and related).

However, I find that this naming pattern subtly gets in the
way of grasping the much different concept of label relations.
The problem becomes clear if one puts the names side-by-side:

    Properties:   labelRelated    mappingRelation  semanticRelation
    Classes:      LabelRelation

I cannot think of a better name than LabelRelation, but I would
find it less confusing if labelRelated were renamed relatedLabel:

    Properties:   relatedLabel    mappingRelation  semanticRelation
    Classes:      LabelRelation

[1] http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/SKOS/reference/20071223
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