[sc34wg3] Agenda for August 11th
H. Holger Rath
Wed, 25 Jul 2001 13:03:00 +0200
Steve Pepper wrote:
> Dear All,
> As you know, WG3 has a meeting scheduled in Montr=E9al for Saturday
> August 11th. The meeting will focus on topic maps and related work.
> In order to prepare an agenda, I need to know:
> * which of the editors and proposed editors of 13250, TMQL, and
> TMCL will be present (we already know Daniel won't be)
I will be in Montr=E9al Fri Aug 10 - Sun Aug 19.
I also know that Graham Moore will be in Montr=E9al at least for
the same days.
> * what y'all think our priorities should be
In this particular order:
- ISO 13250: =
* data model / processing model
- TMQL: =
* approval of requirements document (Lars Marius and I will
submit a 0.9 version until end of this week);
* figuring out what implication TMQL could have on the
- TMCL: =
* discussion of requirements (I assume that it is too early
* discussion if TMQC should use topic maps to express the
* discussion if inference rules belong to TMCL or TMQL or both
or if it is something separate
> * what each of us has as goals for the meeting
- knowing in which direction the data model goes
- having an approval of the reqs for TMQL by SC34 WG3
- knowing what the reqs for TMCL are
> The status of the various projects is as follows:
> * ISO 13250:
> - Proposal for an annex C (XTM DTD) should be out for balloting,
> although I haven't seen anything from the Norwegian body yet.
> - General agreement on the need for a data model/processing model
> on which further work can be based (TMQL, TMCL, conceptual model)
> * TMQL (Topic Map Query Language):
> - Accepted as new work item. Requirements document v.0.8.2 is
> available at http://www.y12.doe.gov/sgml/sc34/document/0227.htm
> - Any significant further progress is dependent on the definition
> of the data model
> * TMCL (Topic Map Constraint Language):
> - Should be out for balloting as NWI. Initial requirements
> document at http://www.y12.doe.gov/sgml/sc34/document/0226.htm.
> This document also includes some proposals for terminology,
> a catalog of typical constraints, and a low-bar strawman
> - Further progress can be made on the requirements. Other progress
> is dependent on the data model.
> * Conceptual model:
> - Accepted as TR to 13250. Committee agreement in Berlin to put
> this on ice until the data model has been finalised.
> As acting editor of TMCL I would like to spend about an hour going
> through N226 (see above), discussing the terminology proposals, the
> strawman, and the issue of principle relating to the pros and cons
> of using the topic map model itself to express constraints on topic
> I assume the TMQL editors would also like the committee's feedback
> on their work.
> However, the key issue to be discussed seems to be that of the data
> model and/or processing model.
I totally agree.
> Your comments, please. (Editors especially.)
> Steve Pepper, Chief Executive Officer <email@example.com>
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