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

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I just read Pete's posting after writing up my own (cf. "A conceptual
excursion"). I sense a convergence of some sort occurring....

On xml-dev???!??!!!? Can't be.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bullard, Claude L (Len) [mailto:clbullar@ingr.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2002 9:52 AM
> To: 'Gavin Thomas Nicol'; xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: RE: [xml-dev] There is a meaning, but it's not in the data
> alone
> A learning or training model...
> len
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gavin Thomas Nicol [mailto:gtn@rbii.com]
> 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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