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Re: Review of the "SKOS Reference" Last Call Working Draft [ISSUE=139]

From: Sean Bechhofer <sean.bechhofer@manchester.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2008 11:56:58 +0100
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Cc: SWD Working SWD <public-swd-wg@w3.org>
To: Michael Schneider <schneid@fzi.de>

Dear Michael

Thank you for your comments [1,ISSUE-139]:

To stress this a bit: This is already incompatible with OWL DL, because
skos:prefLabel, etc., are sub properties of the owl:AnnotationProperty
rdfs:label. There must not be sub property axioms on annotation  
properties in


As you point out, the SKOS schema is not an OWL DL ontology due to  
violation of some of the constraints. OWL 2 /may/ address some of  
these issues, but in the current SKOS specification we are avoiding  
reference to work in progress.

This has been discussed within the WG (e.g. see [2]) but is not  
explicitly stated in the Reference document. The schema overview [3],  
does, however refer to the OWL species of the schema.

The comment regarding the incompatability has been removed and the  
Working Group propose to close this issue.

We hope that this change will be satisfactory.


	Sean Bechhofer
	Alistair Miles

[ISSUE-139] http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/track/issues/139
[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-swd-wg/2008Sep/0044.html
[2] http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/wiki/SkosDesign/RdfSchema
[3] http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-skos-reference-20080829/skos.html

Sean Bechhofer
School of Computer Science
University of Manchester
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