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   RE: [xml-dev] Names As Types

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Hm, I am starting to understand something: you appear to be talking about 
stacks of turles that do {thinking about, specifing (and reading other's 
specs), setting goals, designing, implementing, using} OF applications / 
systems, XML-based or not.  And I thought the talk was about stacks of 
turtles that ARE themselves XML-based applications / systems!

Can one even hope to conceptualize any useful stacks of the first kind? 
That's just a mess of communicating individuals.  Only math and software 
coming out of this mess are real.  [Wow, I'll call this platonism of the 
3rd millenium!]


On Tue, 30 Aug 2005, Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:

> 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?
> len
> 1.  Emergency Data Exchange Language (EDXL)Standard Format For Resource
> Messaging
> 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
> freeway)
>  8. mouse wigglers (or widget buyers)
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