parid2124 | Mon, 24 Feb 2003 12:42:43
A priori arc
The term "a priori" is used to clarify when such arcs will be declared. The term "built-in" does not limit its presence to a TM Application. The usage here accords with that reported in *Dictionary of Philosophy* by Dagobert Runes, 1983, page 31 "...In Kant's doctrine, all the necessary conditions of experience (i.e., forms and categories) are a priori. Whatever is a priori must possess universal and necessary validity..." A priori arcs, nodes, assertions, are required to be present in a TM Application as machinery that supports the arcs, nodes and assertions found in topic maps.