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Subject: Re: English Language Tags

This is the reason why component information models need to be grounded in
specific domain context through a clearly defined semantic ontology.

> From: "Chmielewski, Irvin W" <irvin.chmielewski@eds.com>
> Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2001 12:11:27 -0500
> To: ebXML Core <ebxml-core@lists.ebxml.org>
> Subject: RE: English Language Tags
> One of the main problems we found in the past with Natural Language is that
> word can have multiple meanings.  Take the word STOCK.  - Something you buy
> on the NYSE or something you can buy at a cattle ranch or something you can
> buy at at a gun store or something that you can buy to make soup.
> Irvin Chmielewski
> Senior Consultant
> EDS -  E.Business eXchange
> Phone: (248) 265-9258
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sandy Klausner [mailto:klausner@coretalk.net]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 31, 2001 11:32 AM
> To: William J. Kammerer; ebXML Core
> Subject: Re: English Language Tags
>> From: "William J. Kammerer" <wkammerer@foresightcorp.com>
>> I see no advantage these unintelligent identifiers have over a natural
> language vocabulary used to build semantic components (read: BSR).
> William:
> There are several UID advantages for building semantic components
> (elements). A semantic component identified by a natural language mark-up
> tag is assumed to be immutable. This fundamental characteristic is critical
> to third-party components that need to maintain reference to the semantic
> component source. You state that mark-up is for programmers who invent these
> tag expressions. As a domain is better understood over time, the original
> programmer (and even the domain expert) may realize that there is a more
> optimal natural language descriptor for a semantic component. The problem is
> that a natural language mark-up tag cannot be modified once the semantic
> component is made public. If on the other hand, if the semantic component
> had a base identity expression grounded in an immutable UID, then its owner
> could update the natural language expression without effecting third-party
> references. This dual expression approach also has the advantage of allowing
> foreign language and foreign dialect extensions. A foreign dialect is a
> synonym used to characterize for party peculiarities or special
> circumstances. This dual expression approach could also apply to attribute
> components as well.
> Sandy Klausner
> CoreTalk Corporation

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