[sc34wg3] Need definition of "Assertion" in Reference Model

Sam Hunting sc34wg3@isotopicmaps.org
Thu, 1 Aug 2002 10:15:04 -0400 (EDT)

> I will need to report on the Reference Model and SAM at the next Japan sc34 
> meeting and we were discussing how to translate "assertion" properly in the 
> context of the Reference Model. The closest translation I can come up with 
> is, shu-chou  with the 2 Kanjis  meaning "main" and "stretch."
> The translation in one dictionary for "assertion" has this kanji to 
> represent it.
> It is also defined as, "to claim one's point; insistence." Does this 
> capture the meaning of "assertion" in the Reference model?

FWIW (I don't know know Japanese and can't see the kanji in this mailer) I
would say Maybe Not. Ideally, the translation would also have a formal
connotation to it -- "insistence" feels like writing "poem" when what was
meant was "sonnet" or "haiku" (both of whcih have strict construction
rules the poet must abide by).

Sam Hunting
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