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Re: [SKOS] SKOS ontology sanity-check?

From: Alistair Miles <alistair.miles@zoo.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2009 17:26:04 +0000
To: Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>
Cc: SWD WG <public-swd-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20090209172602.GA29820@skiathos>

On Sat, Feb 07, 2009 at 03:17:00PM +0100, Antoine Isaac wrote:
> Hi,
> Note that the second comment raised by Magnus in [1] raises the issue of the sanity-checking the SKOS ontology at [2].
> I have the feeling that even though this document is crucial for the Recommendation, we (*as a group*) have not scrutinized it as thoroughly as we did for the Reference.
> Is this feeling right? If yes, I'd propose we take action on this, by having one or two persons browse and validate it.
> I don't know how this should formally handled with. But I'd be happy to volunteer to make a small review, if need be.

Yes, it would be great to get some more eyes on the formal schemas for
SKOS [2] and XL [3].

I did run some scripts over them to check for consistency with the
SKOS Reference, but my scripts are fairly simple so cannot check for

FWIW I did...

[4] --[5]-> [6] (extract formal prose sentences from reference)
[6] --[7]-> [8] (generate python version of skos as triples)
[6] --[9]-> [10] (generate python version of xl as triples)
[2]+[8] --[11]-> [12] (check python skos against rdf skos)
[3]+[10] --[13]-> [14] (check python xl against rdf xl)



[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-esw-thes/2009Feb/0014.html 
[2] http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/SKOS/reference/20081001/skos.rdf
[3] http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/SKOS/reference/20081001/skos-xl.rdf
[4] http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/SKOS/reference/20081001/
[5] http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/SKOS/reference/utils/extract-statements.xsl
[6] http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/SKOS/reference/20081001/skos.txt
[7] http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/SKOS/reference/20081001/GeneratePythonSkos.py
[8] http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/SKOS/reference/20081001/skos.py
[9] http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/SKOS/reference/20081001/GeneratePythonSkosXl.py
[10] http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/SKOS/reference/20081001/skosxl.py
[11] http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/SKOS/reference/20081001/CheckSchema.py
[12] http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/SKOS/reference/20081001/check-schema-report.txt
[13] http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/SKOS/reference/20081001/CheckSchemaXl.py
[14] http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/SKOS/reference/20081001/check-schema-report-xl.txt

Alistair Miles
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