This slideshare presentation introduces SKOS and explains how it can be used to represent RDF in a simple way. It explains how SKOS differs from OWL a more formal system of semantics. Along the way, basic Linked Data Principles are explained. Includes links to references and demos, which explain the benefits of using SKOS as well as areas that need to be developed further.
Keywords: SKOS (Simple Knowledge Organization System), KOS (Knowledge Organization System), Thesaurus, Labels
Author: Isaac, Antoine
Date created: 2010-09-14 04:00:00.000
Time required: P20M
Educational use: professionalDevelopment
Educational audience: student
Interactivity type: expositive
- Knows Simple Knowledge Organization System, or SKOS (2009), an RDF vocabulary for expressing concepts that are labeled in natural languages, organized into informal hierarchies, and aggregated into co
- Knows SKOS eXtension for Labels, or SKOS-XL (2009), a small set of additional properties for describing and linking lexical labels as instances of the class Label.
- Understands that in a formal sense, a SKOS concept is not an RDF class but an instance and, as such, is not formally associated with a set of instances ("class extension").
- Understands that SKOS can express a flexibly associative structure of concepts without enabling the more rigid and automatic inferences typically specified in a class-based OWL ontology.