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Subject: Re: [tm-pubsubj] Deliverables: Conversation starter


Mary,

Sorry for the delayed response! About to release a bible encoding schema 
that will allow me to devote more time to this topic!

Thanks for the pointers! Will try to read and digest real soon now!

Hope you are having a great day!

Patrick

Mary Nishikawa wrote:
> Hi Patrick,
> 
> I took some time to look over some of our past work to see where we are 
> now. Most of this was done before you belonged to the committee and 
> after moving to Kavi, the documents have really gotten mixed up.
> I am assuming what we are discussing about Deliverable  2 as described 
> here:
> http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/tm-pubsubj/docs/recommendations/general.htm 
> 
> 
> I think that we also have process requirements below. This is what Lars 
> Marius wants perhaps?
> http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/tm-pubsubj/docs/requirements/part1.htm
> We can take a look at what we have and go from there. Is there is 
> anything newer, please point it to me. Thanks.
> 
> We have done lots of work so far. I think we need to see what we have. I 
> finally did find the London Minutes.
> ---------------------
> Editor's Notes:
> 
> 1. This document is the first of a series of deliverables that will 
> address definition, publication, management and best practices about 
> Published Subjects. This first document provides only generic and 
> minimal concepts, requirements and recommendations necessary to 
> understand, define, provide and use Published Subjects.
> 
> 2. All technical issues, currently under discussion in the Technical 
> Committee, are not addressed by this document, but will be by future 
> deliverables. Among others, the following will be addressed by 
> Deliverable 2.
>        Structure and interpretation of Published Subject Identifiers 
> (URIs)
>        Structure and format of Published Subject Indicators
>        Examples of Subject Indicators in specific syntax (XTM, RDF, 
> XHTML ...)
>        Content, structure and format of Subject Indicator Metadata
>        Distinction between Subject Metadata and Subject Indicator 
> Metadata.
> 3. This document uses topic maps terminology, and intends to be 
> consistent with its use both in ISO 13250 specification and in the 
> Standard Application Model for Topic Maps, the latter currently under 
> discussion. Terms like "subject","topic", "subject indicator", "subject 
> identifier", "published subject", "published subject indicator", 
> "published subject identifier", are introduced informally in this 
> document. SAM provides normative formal definitions for those terms.
> See http://www.isotopicmaps.org/sam/sam-model/ for current SAM editor's 
> draft.
> 
> An according to this, the title for deliverable 2 is  Recommendations 
> for Published Subjects Documentation Structure
> 
> Is this correct?
> 
> Updated : September 26, 2002
> 
> PubSubj TC Process Requirements
> A. Documentation of Published Subjects - TC Process Requirements
> Document approved - February 22, 2002
> B. Management of Published Subjects - TC Process Requirements
> To be delivered
> C. Usage of Published Subjects - TC Process Requirements
> To be delivered
> 
> PubSubj TC Deliverables
> 1. Published Subjects - Definitions, Requirements and Examples
> Final Draft - Updated September 26, 2002
> 
> 2. Recommendations for Published Subjects Documentation Structure
> Draft proposal - Updated June 27, 2002
> 3. Recommendations for Published Subjects Management
> To be delivered
> 4. Recommendations for Published Subjects use
> To be delivered
> 
> 
> *Patrick
> Just a conversation starter on the topic of deliverables for the PubSubj 
> TC. (Not a proposal, probably will disagree with myself if I think about 
> any of the following very long.)
> 
> Seems to me that we need to get some deliverables, i.e., examples of how 
> to do PSI out sooner rather than later.
> 
> Pepper remarked that one of my examples in an earlier post was 
> "sub-optimal," which I agree with but I am not all together certain that 
> we should wait until we have the ultimate PSI syntax and mechanisms 
> before releasing deliverables from the PubSubj TC.
> 
> While my examples were "sub-optimal" even as HTML based PSIs, I think it 
> is the case that PSIs that are published using topic maps will certainly 
> have more capabilities than those that written as HTML pages. Same is 
> the case for PSIs that use the OAI mechanism for storage will have 
> advantages over static HTML PSIs.
> 
> What I see as potential deliverables from the PubSubj TC are:
> 
>> 1. HTML based PSIs (with notation as to their limitations)
>>
>> 2. OAI based PSIs
>>
>> 3. Topic Map based PSIs
>>
>> I think Pepper has made as good a case as can be made for why PSI are 
>> important, but making the case is not enough. We need to empower 
>> people to start using PSIs.
>>
>> It is arguably the case that PSIs constructed by ontology 
>> experts/consultants are going to be more useful both in terms of 
>> content and delivery systems than those written by sixth grade history 
>> classes. But, just like HTML 3.2 introduced millions to markup (talk 
>> about a sub-optimal markup language), an easy road to building and 
>> using PSIs will gain us more notice in the marketplace of ideas (and 
>> potentially in the marketplace where commerce occurs).
>>
>> The case has been made for PSIs, I don't think we should keep our fans 
>> waiting while we work on the ultimate solution.
>>
>> BTW, the idea of published subjects came up with a vendor recently at 
>> the SBL and I suspect they would be willing to devote the programming 
>> cycles to mine their databases for Bible related topics (names, 
>> personal, geographic, etc.) to produce PSIs for biblical studies. What 
>> they need is a syntax for expressing it. I am fairly sure I can find 
>> hosting for such a set of PSIs. ;-)
>>
>> Hope everyone is having a great day!
>>
>> Patrick
>>
>> -- 
>> Patrick Durusau
>> Director of Research and Development
>> Society of Biblical Literature
>> Patrick.Durusau@sbl-site.org
>> Chair, V1 - Text Processing: Office and Publishing Systems Interface
>> Co-Editor, ISO 13250, Topic Maps -- Reference Model
>>
>> Topic Maps: Human, not artificial, intelligence at work!
>>
>>
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-- 
Patrick Durusau
Director of Research and Development
Society of Biblical Literature
Patrick.Durusau@sbl-site.org
Chair, V1 - Text Processing: Office and Publishing Systems Interface
Co-Editor, ISO 13250, Topic Maps -- Reference Model

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




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