[sc34wg3] TMCL: 4.4.1 Topic Type Constraint
gra at networkedplanet.com
Thu Feb 14 05:21:32 EST 2008
A couple of things...
>> We still have to say something about making the fact
>> Person isa tmcl:topicType
>> accessible to the TMQL processor which effectively checks the map.
This fact should have been stated by the author of the map. If you
haven't stated this fact and used Person as a topic type then that's a
>> uniq ( // tm:topic >> types ) -- // tmcl:topicType == null
This looks good, just to clarify, this says that the set of topics that
have instances and are not of the type topic-type is 0?
Agreed it makes it easier to express the query using tm:topic.
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From: Robert Barta [mailto:rho at devc.at]
Sent: 14 February 2008 09:38
To: Graham Moore
Cc: Discussion of ISO/IEC 13250 Topic Maps
Subject: Re: [sc34wg3] TMCL: 4.4.1 Topic Type Constraint
On Thu, Feb 14, 2008 at 07:40:53AM -0000, Graham Moore wrote:
> >> How is 4.4.1. to be understood?
> >> "..only topics ... defined as topic types can have instances"
> >> What about association types, occurrence types and name types? They
> >> definitely need to be "topics allowed to have instances".
> Firstly, this is a map wide constraint.
Yes, many constraints in TMCL are map wide.
> It is trying to say that if a topic plays the role of type in the
> type-instance association and it is NOT an instance of the topic
> tmcl:topic-type that the given type topic violates the topic type
> .... The evaluation function knows the topic of topic-type (its
> defined in TMCL) and can thus derive the list of all topic types at
> evaluation time.
Hmm, 4.1. says that "Constraints are independent from each other....",
but obviously TMCL somehow makes a distinction between allowing to say
"Person isa tmcl:topicType"
and the actual TopicTypeConstraint which is sort-of hovering in the
background. I didn't get this from the text. But my interpretation
> uniq ( // tm:topic >> types ) -- // tmcl:topicType == null
would then reflect this. Good.
> I'm not sure I follow the bit about having to adopt the tmrm-tmdm
> mapping stuff. TMCL aims to be self contained in terms of TMDM and
> TMRQL. Given we can identify the topic-type topic we don't need the
> tm:topic in order to formulate the query.
Well, TMQL _has_ to use TMDM and needs hooks to get access to the
innards of a map.
> Hope this starts to clear some things up.
We still have to say something about making the fact
Person isa tmcl:topicType
accessible to the TMQL processor which effectively checks the map.
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