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   RE: [xml-dev] Names As Types

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Kind of an abstract stack for a computer, yes?

But look at turtle5 (or 4 for C turtles): English. 
Often that is exactly the semantic language of 
choices.  Vladimir points out RDF, etc., and 
fine, but it is more common to find English.
For example, from a recent draft spec [1]: 

"<Vehicle>	A motor-driven conveyance designed to carry or transport
something (Operator, passengers, cargo)	

Example: (See Resource Category Examples Tables)		

Source: IEEE 1512, GJXDM, VEDS, FEMA Resource Typing (FRT), ROSS	

NOTE 1:  GJXDM uses the term "Property" for Aircraft, Boats, Commercial
Vehicles etc.  
It excludes trailers and boats from "vehicle"

NOTE 2: GJXDM also has "Property Physical Details" (physical desc)"

NOTE from Len:  the source names records of authority where authorities
expressed a choice.  One 
hopes these aren't in conflict.  Substitutions are dangerous so limiting the
choosers of choices 
to only a few turtles can be advantageous. This is the component
specification problem of 
political inclusion by reference (consensus on steroids).

So given this and a wrapper that points to whatever points to 
the choosing turtles, the turtles dance together pretty well. 
RDF may be too expensive for the job.  English may work well 
enough.  RDDL anyone?

Types may be ambiguous.  That is fine.  A system without superpositions 
is a) inflexible b) non-organic.   It is a question of the a) resources 
consumed making a choice including time b) the consequence(s) of a wrong 
choice c) the payoff.

What is the impact of using substitution groups on the turtle stack?


1.  Emergency Data Exchange Language (EDXL)Standard Format For Resource

From: Nathan Young [mailto:natyoung@cisco.com]

OK, learning from Vladimir's example how about this stack?

  1. People
  2. private ideas
  3. private tools
  4. shared ideas
  5. shared vocabulary/language
  6. shared tools
  7. shared processes
  8. people

examples of each layer

  1. me
  2. hungry
  3. stick I use to pick my teeth
  4. "non-zero sum game"
  5. English
  6. XML (or the hammer/nail/lumber combination for construction)
  7. network computer application (or an assembly line factory)(or a  
  8. mouse wigglers (or widget buyers)


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