Editing SKOS Thesauri: The Terminologist view


This section describes an alternative user interface for skos:Concept called "TermView", available from version 8.0.0.

The Concept Section in Terminologist view

As already described in The Data View:Editing SKOS Thesauri section, The Concept Section is composed of two main areas that in this case are: the structure on the left and the TermView on the right.


User can choose to see this interface both by clicking on "TermView" tab, located at the bottom of the page as it is possible to see in the figure above, and by clicking on ResourceView settings button gear selecting "Terminologist" item on field "Initial view for concepts" as shown in the following image.


In this second way, user will always be able to see TermView panel as favorite view also for other concepts without clicking on tab "TermView" each time.

The structure of the Terminologist view

TermView page is composed of three parts. The first one shows the description of the concept, then there is a list of flags or lang codes representing languages and finally there are a series of boxes per language containing the definition(even more than one for each language), the preferred label and eventually a series of alternative labels.

Concept description

In this box there are some information about concept. In particular under qname, across the line, there are first a list of preferred labels and then a list of definitions. Instead "Broader Concepts" section lists parent concepts (if any) of the one described by the TermView.



In the following image there is a list of flag buttons, these can contain or flags or lang tag, it depends from the preference "show flags" set by user as it is possible to see in this section User Preferences for Visualization. Active flags, indicating the presence of a related box for that language, are followed by disabled flags which are determined according the languages assigned to the user in the current project.


Each active flag in the top line can be clicked for scrolling down to the corresponding language box whereas clicking on disabled flags will create a new box for that language as shown in the following image(see italian language in this example).


Boxes of Languages

Finally for each language there is a corresponding box on which it is possible to perform these operations:

When user have to add or edit values to definitions, preferred labels and alternative labels in TermView he must use keyboard, in particular: