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Re: [xml-dev] RE: Keep business-process-specific data separate?

On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 2:54 PM, Keith Hassen <keith.hassen@gmail.com> wrote:
> Since 0.02 is being thrown around ... I'll give it a stab ...
> Wouldn't an abstract description be a definition that permits you to perform
> *deduction* in order to derive further "solutions"?  In contrast, a generic
> description is simply a way to describe a certain class of items without an
> inherent mechanism to logically introduce new elements into that class? (ie.
> no deduction can be formed based on the generic description)

Forgot to reply to all (sigh).  At first this seems useful, and so far
it get's my vote. However, upon pondering this a bit more I've now got
to ask; is the class of "animals" an abstraction or a generalization?

Peter Hunsberger

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