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   RE: [xml-dev] Something altogether different?

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1)  Can processes be reliable given noisy data?

2)  Where one can establish a similarity metric, is that 
good enough, as Bosworth is claiming for human processes, 
for machine-processes?

Bosworth is playing fast and loose with the noise problems. 
Applications vary wildly in their tolerance to noise.  Humans 
tolerate it best.  As far as the use of publish and 
subscribe notification systems, that isn't new news here 
or elsewhere, so I am unsure exactly what progress Bosworth 
is anticipating.  I have this queasy feeling that like 
so many of the showman engineers future visions, 
this is another round of same old wine in a 
*branded new bottle* (not a typo).

As follow on, in the domain of not new but possibly 
worthy of further study or just to make your brain hurt:

I suggest a review of the works of Salton et al on 
the vector space model, and the new refinements of 
Dominick Kuropka et al on topic-based vector space 
models.  Consider these in terms of namespaces as 
provided by XML, and the implications given aggregate 
documents with multiple namespaces folded into the 
same document to the vector model itself.  Given 
the cheap/free real-time 3D rendering (not Avalon 
but I won't get into why here), vector space models 
can be mapped to the real time 3D and improve the 
interface as well as enable the slicing and dicing 
of the returns.   It MAY be the case that quantum 
logic can be applied to improve the problems of 
ambiguity, but the jury is still out on that one. 

The question one might ask is if quantum logic 
approaches require quantum computers.  My math isn't 
good enough to determine if the term expansion 
overhead really does kill any performance gains 
made by the algorithms.  

The simpler vector space models do not have that 
problem.  They work.  The question is do they 
work better given markup.  Remember, a schema IS 
a document itself.


From: Jonathan Robie [mailto:jonathan.robie@datadirect.com]

Here's another "something altogether different":





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