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   Re: Foreign Names

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  • From: "KenNorth" <KenNorth@email.msn.com>
  • To: <xml-dev@xml.org>, "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>
  • Date: Sat, 15 Apr 2000 17:20:45 -0700

> At 10:36 AM 4/15/00 -0700, you wrote:
> >language-neutral universal reference codes (bizcodes).
> Hmmm... very funky stuff.  I'm not sure that using bizcodes would be fun,
> but it's great to see the approach.

Bizcodes were conceived by people thinking about localization and standards
for eCommerce, but the concept has applicability across other domains. Last
year I advocated development of vocabularies by domain experts so we'd have
more accurate searches.

NIH uses Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) for describing and searching
medical literature. We'd probably want to take it a step further. Develop
the lexicon for each domain, map to codes, and then do language mappings to
the codes.

It will make it easier to build a search engine. I don't know of a search
engine today that will recognize "AIDS" and "SIDA" as being the same concept
if I'm searching medical literature. However, if they are both mapped to the
same code .......

================== Ken North =============================
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