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

Sam Hunting sc34wg3@isotopicmaps.org
Thu, 1 Aug 2002 10:32:57 -0400 (EDT)

> I think that "assertion" as used in the RM is much the same term as
> "assertion" or "proposition" used in logic. That is, it is a statement
> or claim, which is true or false.

FWIW (and I know as much about formal logic as I do about Japanese) I'd be
very reluctant to make this claim except on the grounds of connotation,
rather than denotation. At least, the RM has no notion of truth value
(though applications might).

Sam Hunting
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