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ISSUE-140: Last Call Comment: notations

From: Alistair Miles <alistair.miles@zoo.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2008 09:17:05 +0000
To: Michael Schneider <schneid@fzi.de>
Cc: public-swd-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <20081106091705.GF12933@skiathos>

Dear Michael,

Many thanks for your detailed and helpful comments. With regard to
your comments below:

On Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 11:45:42AM +0000, SWD Issue Tracker wrote:
> ISSUE-140: Last Call Comment: notations
> http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/track/issues/140
> Raised by: Alistair Miles
> On product: SKOS
> Raised by Michael Schneider in [1]:
> """
> This comment is certainly too late, now that the document is in Last Call. But
> let me at least state that it confuses me to have both skos:note and
> skos:notation, and they have such a different meaning! Also, I never heard
> somebody calling the thing discussed here a "notation". I call it a "key", and
> "skos:key" sounds pretty good, IMHO.

We agree that skos:notation and skos:note sound similar and
potentially confusing. However, "notation" is a widely used term in
the knowledge organisation field, especially with classification
schemes, and hence "skos:notation" was chosen to be intuitive to this
community. We propose to make no change, can you live with the current

> I don't see a discussion why there is no rdfs:domain given for notations. Are
> notations intended to be used with every resource, or only with skos:ConceptS?
> In any case, something should be said.
> """

We propose to make an editorial change to the SKOS Reference, adding a
note in section 6 explaining that no domain is stated for
skos:notation. Would this be acceptable?

Kind regards,


[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-swd-wg/2008Sep/0044.html

Alistair Miles
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