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Subject: RE: MORE: re "What is a Repository?"
David, I like this: "Next time you walk into your local library to find a book - would you want to be confronted by an indexing scheme based on a hybrid meta-topic based rendering of the vectors from a point determined analysis of the surface mapping of the information space derived from the canonical Dublin-core based parsing of the electronically scanned book content of the whole library, OR would you rather: a) Ask the information desk? b) Go to a simple classification by category and section that the librarians have assembled as they add new books to the shelves?" However, could you somehow relate this to the business requirements, either modifying an existing requirement, or adding a new one. To me, that is what your comments boil down to, requirements. Ideally a) and b) are the interfaces, but your detail (and funny) prose is the physical implementation. Also, could you provide more information regarding "directed searching", such as technical references or demonstrations. Or somehow summarize it, point to a Web page etc. "Directed searching and human custodians, (as discussed at length in the XML/edi group document on Repositories) can far surpass the capabilites of robot and agent classification systems." Thanks, Scott
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