Re: ISSUE-180: Last Call Comment: PFWG: skosxl:Label class

Hi all,

I'm going to break this issue into two parts, with separate responses.

Here is a draft response to the first part of the comment, comments

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Dear Al,

Thank you for your detailed and helpful comments. In response to the
comment below:

On Wed, Oct 08, 2008 at 09:54:57AM +0000, SWD Issue Tracker wrote:
> ISSUE-180: Last Call Comment: PFWG: skosxl:Label class
> Raised by:  Everyone
> On product: All
> Raised by Al Gilman on behalf of PFWG in [1]:
> """
> Re Appendix A.2. The skosxl:Label Class
> The new “label framework” goes in the right direction, but does not  
> go far enough.
> The skos:hiddenLabel property is considered to be useful for  
> accessibility-related use cases (where misspellings may occur).
> The new properties skos:prefLabel and skos:altLabel  conflict with  
> dc:title.  In fact, these properties co-exist in examples of the SKOS  
> reference.  Guidance is missing as to when to use the skos-defined  
> label properties, and when to use dc:title.

In the SKOS Reference [2], the only time dc:title is used is in the
example in section 1.3, where it is used to give the title of a
concept scheme. The properties skos:prefLabel or skos:altLabel are
never used with concept schemes, only with concepts.

Similarly, the SKOS Primer consistently uses dc:title to give the
title of a concept scheme, and skos:prefLabel/skos:altLabel to label
concepts. The use of dc:title and dc:creator to describe a concept
scheme is described in section 2.5 of the SKOS Primer [3]:

The following example shows how to define a concept scheme
resource (representing a thesaurus) and to describe that resource
using the dc:title and dc:creator properties from Dublin Core [DC]:

ex:animalThesaurus rdf:type skos:ConceptScheme;
  dc:title "Simple animal thesaurus";
  dc:creator ex:antoineIsaac.

Is this sufficient, or would you like to see further clarification?

Kind regards,



Alistair Miles
Senior Computing Officer
Image Bioinformatics Research Group
Department of Zoology
The Tinbergen Building
University of Oxford
South Parks Road
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1865 281993

Received on Thursday, 23 October 2008 10:07:32 UTC