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   Re: [xml-dev] There is a meaning, but it's not in the data alone

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  • Subject: Re: [xml-dev] There is a meaning, but it's not in the data alone
  • From: Gavin Thomas Nicol <gtn@rbii.com>
  • Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2002 12:45:25 -0500
  • In-reply-to: <"020123114048Z.WT21516.220*/PN=Pete.Kirkham/OU=Technical/OU=NOTES/O=BAe MAA/PRMD=BAE/ADMD=GOLD 400/C=GB/"@MHS>
  • Organization: Red Bridge Interactive, Inc.
  • References: <"020123114048Z.WT21516.220*/PN=Pete.Kirkham/OU=Technical/OU=NOTES/O=BAe MAA/PRMD=BAE/ADMD=GOLD 400/C=GB/"@MHS>

On Wednesday 23 January 2002 06:22 am, Pete Kirkham wrote:
> For any application, there is a hypothetical domain model, which is
> a representation of all knowledge of that domain.  It is unlikely to
> exist in any complete realised form, but only in the heads of the
> experts in that domain.

The "domain model" as you put it, is roughly equivalent to a 
vocabulary with an associated set of semantics. So long as you agree 
on the terms, you can communicate, and that is the whole point.

The terms *intrinsically* do *not* have any meaning. Only in the 
context of the interpreter dot hey have meaning, and only if the 
knowledge is shared and agreed upon will useful communication occur.


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