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Semantic Web for the Working Ontologist, 2nd Edition by James Hendler, Dean Allemang

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Semantic Relations in SKOS

SKOS defines several “semantic relations,” properties that relate concepts to one another, corresponding to familiar terms like broader, narrower, and related from thesaurus standards. But SKOS includes subtle variants of these properties, and models their relationships to one another. Figure 10.2 shows the semantic relations in SKOS, and how they are related.

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FIGURE 10.2 SKOS structure of Semantic Relations. Single arrows in the diagram refer to rdfs:subPropertyOf relationships; double arrows are owl:inverseOf relationships.

The most familiar relations in this diagram are skos:broader, skos:narrower, and skos:related ...

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