Representation - Denotation in SKOS

A very active thread in SKOS forum about how to express the relationships between a concept expressed in SKOS, and various resources (individuals, classes or properties) based on the same concept in RDF and OWL.
The explanations of Dan Brickley provide a good abstract of the issue.


Guidelines for assigning identifiers to metadata terms

This document provides some simple guidelines for assigning identifiers to non-DCMI metadata terms (elements, element refinements, encoding schemes and vocabulary terms).

"Although these guidelines are mainly intended for metadata application profiles that conform with the Dublin Core Abstract Model, it is hoped that they are generic enough that they may be useful in the context of other metadata applications as well. "


Which is the most semantic?

Parsing the news as coming back from holidays, I stumbled on two interesting resources.

The first one is explicitly claiming to be in the Semantic Web framework:

The other one is just another Google avatar:

Go figure which is closer to the Semantic Web objectives ...


Automated Concept Identification within Legal Cases

A legal knowledge based system called JUSTICE is presented which can identify heterogeneous representations of concepts across all major Australian jurisdictions, and some concepts within US and UK cases. The knowledge representation scheme used for legal and common sense concepts is inspired by human processes for the identification of concepts and the expected order and location of concepts ...

The legal domain is certainly to monitor, since lawyers have been pionneering for thousands of years the domain of languages and methods for identification of complex and fuzzy concepts.