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Re: [SKOS] documentation properties and DC

From: Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>
Date: Sun, 06 Jul 2008 23:18:24 +0200
Message-ID: <487136A0.4050208@few.vu.nl>
To: Thomas Baker <baker@sub.uni-goettingen.de>
CC: SWD WG <public-swd-wg@w3.org>

Hi Tom,

Thanks for your answer. This is actually a very important problem, as I 
couldn't think immediately of another property.
And the "source" notion is clearly important for characterizing SKOS 
concepts. Indeed in the cases I've dealt with the source is very often 
present (and clearly defined). It would be very counter-intuitive if 
SKOS had a solution for something that is not often used 
(skos:changeNote and skos:historyNote) but nothing for something very 
common (source).

Does anyone has an idea of an existing property in some (known) 
vocabulary, or should we introduce our own?



> I have discussed this with some colleagues and we tend to
> agree that using dc:source to point to a document from which a
> concept is derived is a stretch.  Saying that a SKOS concept
> derives from a book is a bit like saying that a word derives
> from a dictionary.
> The Definition of dc:source is: "A related resource from which
> the described resource is derived" and the Comment reads:
> "The described resource may be derived from the related
> resource in whole or in part."  In practice, this has been
> used to point to a "source" document from which a described
> document has been derived -- for example, the print version
> of a document from which a scanned version was produced.
> In part because its meaning is difficult to pin down, the
> use of dc:source has often been discouraged in favor of
> properties that are more specific (or even more general,
> like dc:relation).  I'm sure there are better properties to
> use for this example.
> Tom
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