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RE: Fwd: [xml-dev] Word of the day: upconversion

How about an upconversion spectrum like:

noise --> human readable ---> machine readable

Of course it does beg the question about what machine readable means - do
machines read - what does it mean to say something is machine readable.
There are both syntactical and semantic levels to a machine "reading".  If
you have both syntactical and semantics then it could be said to be "more
readable". If the semantics are standards based, such as XPath expressions,
then that is readable by more.  In the example in this thread, the XPath has
better known semantics than the XML example so my vote is that it is "more
readable"  It was not clear to me, however, whether this was in the scope of
the definition upconversion.


-----Original Message-----
From: Dave Pawson [mailto:davep@dpawson.co.uk] 
Sent: Friday, August 21, 2009 10:16 AM
To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Subject: Re: Fwd: [xml-dev] Word of the day: upconversion

>> Recently I read an article [1] by Michael Kay and learned a fabulous
>>     upconversion
>> The word originates in the broadcasting industry, where it is used to
mean the conversion of a low resolution image to an equivalent high
resolution image.
>> In the XML world,

I believe Omnimark first coined it for their tools output?


Dave Pawson


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