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Right. As the precision of a semantic definition increases,
its frequency decreases. A box is a box is a box is a box.
A part number is not. Also related to Boltzman entropy.
This relates directly to Roger's thread and population
and evolution. The billion dollar question is: so but
so what? Do paragraph tags evolve? Can they? What
about semantic tags?
A <p> can become a member of almost any language.
A <partno> can't. What does that say about a
namespace partitioning of <p>? Is it gratuitous?
Were the arch forms guys right?
Did the <p> evolve/speciate into the <div>?
Thanks Sean. That's useful. If you want to
have more fun, plot it against users and
semantic implementation (the three dimensional
view). The results should be totally unsurprising.
From: Sean McGrath [mailto:email@example.com]
XML in which corpora conforming to schema X, exhibit power law
distributions of the element types in X.
XML in which corpora conforming to schema X, exhibit uniform
of the element types in X.
Not perfect but useful nonetheless I think. Mixed content is missing for a
Anyway, please take a look at the graphs at:
I'd be very interested in seeing other peoples graphs of the tag-share of
their XML corpora.