[sc34wg3] Scope - SAM (as in TM model) - Inferencing

Patrick Durusau sc34wg3@isotopicmaps.org
Wed, 21 Aug 2002 04:35:34 -0400


We came very close to resolving the questions regarding scope in the SAM 
(standard application model) while in Montreal but there is one 
outstanding issue.

The general (but not universal) consensus was what no inferences can be 
made based upon the presence or absence of a scope set for an 
association, or the presence or absence of one or more topics in the 
scope set. All that means is that inferencing rules are not being stated 
in the SAM. Applications are free to make inferences, warranted or 
otherwise, on any basis they choose.

Can someone articulate a reason why the SAM should provide a rule for an 
application level behavior, such as inferencing?



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Patrick Durusau
Director of Research and Development
Society of Biblical Literature