[sc34wg3] Questions on N0396: (13) what is the [type] of aname?
Tue, 22 Apr 2003 20:59:02 +0200
Steve Pepper wrote:
> At 20:23 22.04.2003 +0200, Jan Algermissen wrote:
> >what is the meaning of the [type] property on the
> >name item? Can you give me some examples of name types?
> It specifies the class to which the name belongs, just as
> [type] properties on occurrence, association and association
> role items do.
> It was introduced at the Baltimore meeting in order to solve
> the issue of the topic-naming-constraint. As such it is an
> extension to XTM (note that <baseName> elements can now have
> <instanceOf> subelements*), but one that was deemed to be
> necessary in order to fix the TNC bug.
[having a hard time to resist the temptation to comment on calling
the TNC a bug :o) ]
> for more details.
> An example might be
> <topic id="germany">
> <instanceOf><topicRef xlink:href="#iso3166-code"/></instanceOf>
> The topic with the ID "iso3166-code" represents a class of names.
> If that topic is an instance of the class
> topics with names of that type will be subject to name-based merging.
So in that sense, a controled vocabulary is a 'class of names', yes?
> Note that "unique-characteristic" is similar in some ways to the RM's
Well, sure! A SAM-as-TMA would provide two properties, one propably called
"QualifiedName" (value type being a set of name-nameclass pairs) and the other
one "Label" (value type being a set of names).
> *) See http://www.isotopicmaps.org/sam/sam-xtm/#sect-dtd
> Steve Pepper, Ontopian
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