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Subject: RE: [tm-pubsubj] Range of Application

I expect that providing Registry / Repository support for the semantic
content referenced as 'Technology Subjects - Symbol proxies' will be
discussed at length in the new regrep-semantic SC .

 As co-chair I welcome any insights this group can share.


<quote who="Bernard Vatant">

> We have indeed all reasons to extend the scope, and I've been in favor of
> that since the beginning. Deliverable 1 makes it pretty clear that the
> fundamental notions of "subject" and "topic", even if the terminology is
> borrowed from topic maps, have a very general range of application,
> encompassing all technologies "dealing with subjects through formal
> representations using symbols as proxies".
> Deliverable 1 is just mentioning some of those, like RDF. My guess is that
> Deliverable 2 could more explicitly deliver an indicative list of such
> major technologies, pointing at what type of proxies those technologies
> use, what type of subjects they represent by those proxies, like the kind
> of following table.
> Technology		Symbol Proxies				Types of subjects
> Topic Maps		Topic						Any
> RDF			Resource - URI				Any
> Thesaurus		Descriptor					Concept
> Taxonomy		Class						Taxons
> Ontology		Class, Instance, Property		Classes, Individuals and Relations
> Library		Subject Heading				Categories of documents
> Catalog		Catalog Number				Individuals (Products, Galaxies)
> Not a minor point either, in terms of outreach.
> Bernard

Carl Mattocks

co-Chair OASIS ebXMLRegistry Semantic Content SC
v/f (usa) 908 322 8715
Semantically Smart Compendiums

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