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Subject: Re: [emergency-rim] Welcome_to_RIM - proposed addition

Thanks Werner,

As succinct as anyone could want. I'm impressed!
I'm working on an Excel spreadsheet for the DocumentType x AudienceType matrix.

I think our brains are travelling down similar paths.


At 6:06 PM +0000 6/8/09, Werner.Joerg@ieminc.com wrote:
>Welcome_to_RIM - proposed insert in section 4, after 1st paragraph.
>Reviewing common or similar constructs from EDXL and other 
>standards, the RIM team identifies common abstractions and organizes 
>them into structures with least possible overlap. Ideally such 
>structures are orthogonal, especially at the lower levels of 
>abstraction where they are intended to form a consistent axiomatic 
>foundation; at higher levels however, best practice and usability 
>may call for less strict orthogonality. The semantics and mutual 
>relationships of concepts defined over such a foundation can be 
>captured formally, e.g. as OWL documents using a tool like Protg, to 
>provide a formal context for automatic reasoning. This approach 
>yields two major immediate benefits - shorter standard development 
>cycle through re-use of proven concepts, and machine assisted 
>consistency proof of standards. In the longer run, RIM sets the 
>stage for a new family of semantic driven tools, to assist the 
>development of reference architectures or reference implementations, 
>and to guide validation or certification of implementations.

Rex Brooks
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