[sc34wg3] Re: integrating all TMAs
Tue, 15 Apr 2003 13:23:52 +0200
Steve Pepper wrote:
> OK. Then I think I understand a lot more. In a sense,
> what the RM is saying is:
> * Here is a generic model of topics and assertions
> (and, most importantly, subject identification
> facilities) that can be used to express [pretty
> much] *any* kind of information.
Yes, exactly. And the TMA(s) that govern a particular
instance of this generic representation are what holds
all the semantics, all you need to know to make sense of
> * The SAM is a specialization of this model that
> subclasses assertions as associations, occurrences,
> names and variants (and permits a special kind of
> assertion - called scope - to be made about those
I think you have it right, but I want to rephrase that in
RM-speak to be sure. I'll do that later, have no time now.
> * All information models that can be thought of in
> terms of topics and assertions can be mapped to
> the RM and those mappings can be documented in such
> a way that humans can build applications that
> integrate information conforming to many
> different models.
Yeah, that is the essence.
> Am I getting close? Is there anything else?
You are close.
>  Which may be all information models, I don't know
I think all, it is *very* generic ;-)
>  The most important goal is such 'integration' is
> achievement of the collocation objective ("SLUO").
I'll come back on all this later
> Steve Pepper, Ontopian
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