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Re: [emo] Response to your comment on the W3C EmotionML LCWD (ISSUE-175)

From: Marc Schroeder <marc.schroeder@dfki.de>
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2011 12:17:47 +0200
Message-ID: <4E01C14B.5050006@dfki.de>
To: Renato Iannella <ri@semanticidentity.com>
CC: www-multimodal@w3.org, w3c-mmi-wg <w3c-mmi-wg@w3.org>
Hello Renato,

thanks for these suggestions. We looked into SKOS and see value in 
trying to reuse existing best practice. However, we are also concerned 
by the possible added complexity, and there have been concerns about an 
apparent lack of industrial adoption of SKOS. Furthermore, it is not 
self-evident that SKOS is a better choice than, e.g., RDFS or OWL.

Given the fact that none of the current group members is an expert in 
semantic web technologies, we therefore see two options at this stage:

a) We could discuss the topic further with respect to EmotionML 1.0 if, 
and only if, a semantic web expert is willing to join the MMI group and 
work with us on the issues involved. Would you be interested in doing 
this? No guarantees that we will end up accepting your proposal, but 
your input would certainly help us take a good decision.

b) Alternatively, we would defer the revision of the emotion vocabulary 
representation to a future version of EmotionML. In fact, there are good 
reasons to look at semantic web aspects of vocabulary representation at 
that time, since on our "to do in the future" list, there are topics 
like representing relations and mappings between emotion concepts within 
and between vocabularies.

So please let us know whether you are willing to work on this issue with 
us at this time, or whether you accept the alternative to defer the 
issue towards a future version of EmotionML. We would welcome an 
explicit reply by 10 July; if we don't receive a reply, we will consider 
that to mean you accept to defer the issue.

Thanks and best regards,
Marc Schröder, Editor EmotionML

On 01.06.11 15:25, Renato Iannella wrote:
> On 1 Jun 2011, at 16:49, Marc Schroeder wrote:
>> - within-document definition of a vocabulary;
> I would look at SKOS Concept Schemes [1]
> (note, you don't have to use all of SKOS, just the bits that work for you...)
>> - structure encouraging use of a vocabulary only for the intended purpose;
> Typing. Each SKOS Concept Scheme can be typed (eg as a Category vocab, or as a Dimension vocab etc...)
>> - automatic verifiability whether a term is within the identified vocabulary;
> Easy with SKOS - all the terms are right there...
>> - as little added complexity as possible.
> We all wish for this....;-)
> But your current Vocab System introduces new elements/attributes (eg<vocabulary>,<item>..) - all you are doing is using a couple of<skos>  elements instead....and opening up your world !
> Cheers...
> Renato Iannella
> Semantic Identity
> http://semanticidentity.com
> Mobile: +61 4 1313 2206
> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/skos-primer/#secscheme

Dr. Marc Schröder, Senior Researcher at DFKI GmbH
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