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RDF Schema and Internationalization

From: David Pratt <fairwinds@eastlink.ca>
Date: Wed, 07 Sep 2005 11:58:23 -0300
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Message-id: <D6289952-1FAF-11DA-B91E-000A27B3B070@eastlink.ca>

I don't know if this is the right place or not.  I have been putting my 
first RDF schema together.  Can someone advise how I should deal with 
multiple language support or point me in the right direction.  I 
realize that you can attach a language attribute such as <rdfs:label 
xml:lang="en"> which I have done so that this is clear in my schema.

  I am not clear about how to deal with internationalize data however.  
Let's use a product as an example.  If it has properties (predicates) 
such as a hasSKU, hasTitle, hasDescription, the title and description 
properties could be in different languages. How does one deal with 
internationalization in the schema.  Do I have to create properties 
like hasTitleEn, hasTitleFr, hasTitleEs  etc. so my schema will handle 
multiple languagesor is there another way. It seems this approach would 
not be a very dynamic and involve much duplication in my schema which 
is already large. I would appreciate pointers on what I should do.  
Many thanks.

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