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Re: [xml-dev] [Summary] Creating a single XML vocabulary that is appropriately customized to different sub-groups within a community

What do you think of UBL ? This is the best example I can think of for
cross sector usage of a common vocabulary ?


2008/7/17 Len Bullard <len.bullard@uai.com>:
> Let me see if I can make this more tangible with a real world messaging
> community.   In public safety, there is the concept of an incident.  Seems
> well-bounded?  Is it?
> How many community types are there?  Just to start:
> O Advisory
> O Aviation
> O Fire
> O Police
> O Geophysical
> O Hazmat
> O Health
> O Infrastructure
> O Meteorological
> O Security
> O Structural
> O Terrorism
> O Transportation
> Do they all share a single vocabulary for incidents?  Do they share an
> incident class with subtypes?  Do they use different incidents which are
> subtypes in name only?  Do they use a message type with generic boxes for
> information which human analysts sift with automated tools and out of which
> they sift it into just a few reports or a dashboard?
> HINT:  The answer is yes to all of the above.  It varies by procurement.
> By the way, sometimes they say 'event' for 'incident' and sometimes they say
> 'incident' for 'event'.  The difference is not content but the way time is
> used as a qualifier.  What should one abstract away to make that converge?
> len
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