OASIS Mailing List ArchivesView the OASIS mailing list archive below
or browse/search using MarkMail.


Help: OASIS Mailing Lists Help | MarkMail Help



   Re: [xml-dev] What are units-of-measure? e.g., what's a "kilometer"?

[ Lists Home | Date Index | Thread Index ]

From: "Roger L. Costello" <costello@mitre.org>

> Consider this statement:
>   "The length of the Yangtze River is 6300 kilometers."
> What is a "kilometer"?

A term used in that sentence, probably part of an intended meaning to the
utterer expressed in some implicit and explicit context, probably part of
a received meaning to the recipient in some implicit and explicit
context, perhaps where the contexts were provided by yet other people?

But I think Roger's question is really "What programming paradigm
matches simple natural language assertions: object-oriented, functional,
frame-based (slots), or symbolic?"    Lol.

Rick Jelliffe


News | XML in Industry | Calendar | XML Registry
Marketplace | Resources | MyXML.org | Sponsors | Privacy Statement

Copyright 2001 XML.org. This site is hosted by OASIS