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Subject: Re: [ubl-ndrsc] deterministic generation of Dictionary Entry Names

This looks extremely cool.  (I would suggest using "." as the 
separator.)  It seems darned close to a real dictionary, with just prose 
documentation missing.


At 12:40 PM 2/13/02 -0600, Burcham, Bill wrote:
>I took a snippet of The Spreadsheet (as it existed last week) and did two 
>things to it:
>a) I added a column for the "CC Dictionary Entry Name".
>b) I added a column called "Property Qualifier"
>The CC Dictionary Entry Name has a (not very good) formula to compute the 
>dictionary entry name.  Needs 1) separators added, 2) search backward for 
>nearest "object class" -- for now each group of property definitions has 
>their "object class" hardcoded in their formula.
>I added the "Property Qualifier" column so that the names for properties 
>would conform to the NDR SC rule for dictionary entry names for properties 
>-- the one we arrived at on the last day of the F2F, to wit: [Qualifier] 
>PropertyTerm [RepresentationTerm].  Before I added the column, the 
>spreadsheet was using the "object class" column to define parts of 
>property names.
>So if you look at this spreadsheet, you'll see that property definitions 
>do not use the "object class" field -- good.  Also, (reusable) type 
>definitions=CC's=BIE's use only the "object class" field for their names.
>I think it's really important to do these two things to The Spreadsheet soon.

Eve Maler                                    +1 781 442 3190
Sun Microsystems XML Technology Center   eve.maler @ sun.com

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