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   Re: [xml-dev] Data vs. Process was Re: [xml-dev] Vocabulary Combination.

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  • Subject: Re: [xml-dev] Data vs. Process was Re: [xml-dev] Vocabulary Combination...
  • From: "W. E. Perry" <wperry@fiduciary.com>
  • Date: Tue, 03 Jun 2003 17:48:13 -0400
  • Organization: Fiduciary Automation
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Bill de hÓra wrote:

> Now this may seemed a rarified argument, or even an irrelevant one, for
> controlled domains (worlds) such as cameras or disorders of the blood, but
> it's no more rarified than saying for a computer to process XML, regular
> expressions are not a sufficient means of expression.

Rarefied it may be, but certainly not irrelevant, chiefly because the
hard-to-resist benefits of the internetwork topology are opening
once-controlled domains to once-unexpected reuse (web services!). Roger's
camera ontology is useful to me and the myriad other potential users who are
not rabid camera hobbyists precisely because opening that taxonomy onto the
internetwork allows our idiosyncratic processes to build upon Roger's work
while manipulating it in ways which he never expected.

> I hope all the web-ont stuff can be useful - indeed I expect it will be
> helpful in getting some business logic out of system code.

It won't get the implementation of expert logic out of the idiosyncratic
code executed at each processing node, but it will allow those nodes to
share and to build upon each other's published ontologies.


Walter Perry


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