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   RE: EMBED and validation

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  • From: Gerard Freriks <gfrer@luna.nl>
  • To: Dan Brickley <Daniel.Brickley@Bristol.ac.uk>
  • Date: Sun, 30 Nov 1997 10:13:38 +0200

In my parlance I, allmost, equate DTD's and Datamodels.

Since DTD's and Tag's are derived from the same Datamodel and use the same
Terminologies (Concepts) I think we both agree that XML might work in this

>Have you looked at the RDF metadata work from the W3C? It might be the
>case that you could have multiple DTDs in use, and tie them together using
>RDF statements which document their various elements using formal
>standardised vocabularies from various fields of medicine. UMLS provides
>one possible knowledge-base for constructing RDF schemas. So... what I'm
>sketching is a world in which there are many DTDs, many DTD-less
>documents, but semantic interoperability achieved by using RDF to
>associate DTDs or chunks of XML with thesauri or classification schemes
>from various domains.  Does this sounds a plausible alternative to the
>single-DTD vision you outline below?

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