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Feature №11

It is emerging that there are two distinct meanings to this.

  1. context of meaning;
  2. context of application.

1. Context of meaning

The context of meaning is similar to the linguistic usage of the term context. For LOCs of small granularity, often the context is needed to define the meaning, as this may not be obvious from a short description.

2. Context of application

A context can be specified for a LOCdefinition, and the LOCdefinition in the specific context is a narrower concept, or more precise, than the same LOC with no context specified.

One possibility for contextual variables would be the range and scope of a LOC. While this is not the whole of its context, it is a useful thing to record, for a LOC that is not itself fully specified in terms of range and scope.

InLOC needs to document examples of this sort, to arrive at a coherent approach to representing context.

InLOC examples

  • The e-CF contains knowledge and skills example related to each competency. May we could use the knowledge example lists as a list of potential contexts. This makes sense in terms of IT skill as a Java programming skill is not the same in the context of cloud or mobile phone industry. May the same for management skills (organisational, social skills) used in Europass CV and LP if the owner use his/her own professional experience items as context for such skill (using internal relationship or other additional feature).

InLOC treatment

InLOC represents context in one of two ways.

  1. The contextualised LOCdefinition has a LOCassociation "skos:narrower" (or one of its sub-relations) to the uncontextualised LOCdefinition.
  2. Using the LOCproperty "category", in conjunction with a tailor made classification scheme for chosen aspects of the context, a LOCdefinition may be associated with one or more of the set of possible contexts defined in the scheme.
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