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RE: ISSUE-140: Last Call Comment: notations

From: Michael Schneider <schneid@fzi.de>
Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2008 11:46:24 +0100
Message-ID: <0EF30CAA69519C4CB91D01481AEA06A0E06232@judith.fzi.de>
To: "Alistair Miles" <alistair.miles@zoo.ox.ac.uk>
Cc: <public-swd-wg@w3.org>
Alistair Miles 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
>> 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

Yes, this is fine. I simply did not know that "notation" is a widely used

>> 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
>> 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?

Yes, I'm happy with this.

>Kind regards,


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