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Subject: Metadata uses cases, classification


There have been several suggested "classifications" of use cases posted.

While I think it would be pendantic to try to separate discussion of use 
cases from their classification, I think it would be more profitable to 
focus on collecting use cases and not make a systematic attempt to 
create categories for them, at least at this point.

No one should feel inhibited by that suggestion and if anyone has a 
category (or more than one or even a system) that they want to suggest, 
please feel free.

What I would caution against is early discussion about which categories 
are going to be useful or even necessary in the final analysis.

While I am not unsympathetic to the ones suggested thus far, I can' t 
say that any of them strike me as being all encompassing or resistance 
to modification.

I am hopeful that even as we wait for the formal mailing lists, etc., 
that we can all generate, look for, invite others to submit use cases. I 
think we will find a number of commonalities between use cases from 
different communities and that will be a good thing. It will be some 
indication of what requirements, when derived from the use cases, will 
be of a wider interest than others.

I hope everyone is at the start of a great week!


Patrick Durusau
Chair, V1 - Text Processing: Office and Publishing Systems Interface
Co-Editor, ISO 13250, Topic Maps -- Reference Model
Member, Text Encoding Initiative Board of Directors, 2003-2005

Topic Maps: Human, not artificial, intelligence at work! 

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