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Subject: Re: [xmlvoc] wildesweb glossary in pseudo-ltm available

Hi Erik,

* Erik Wilde
| i'm new to the xmlvoc tc, so welcome to everybody else!

Happy to see you here. :-)
| you can look at the results of my first attempts at
| http://wildesweb.com/glossary.ltm, which right now is a 250kb
| document. i am sure there are errors in there, so please let me know
| what i have to change to make it a valid ltm document.

Syntactically the document is valid. It loads just fine in the
Omnigator, which means that it follows the syntax correctly.

There are some troubling things in there, however:

 - the topic types have names, but the association types, role types,
   occurrence types, and variant name scopes have no names. The
   easiest way to add those are probably to just write it in by hand.

 - some of your topic types make sense, but not all. "Company",
   "Programming language", "Audio Format" are fine, but "CSS" is not,
   for example. Some of the topic types also seem to want better
   names; "Compression algorithm" rather than" Compression", for

 - the topic type list is completely flat, but could probably do with
   a bit of structure in the form of subclassing. For example, "FTP
   client", "FTP server", "Browser", and "Search engine" all have
   something in common that's not captured here.

I realize that this criticism is probably not entirely fair, in that
some of these "problems" are likely to be due to your limited goals or
the limited expressivity (I guess) of your XML language.

Still, I think this could be very useful as input to the XMLvoc design
process. It's sufficiently comprehensive and well structured that we
can really use it to drive the process of expanding and refining the
skeletal ontology we have so far.

Lars Marius Garshol, Ontopian         <URL: http://www.ontopia.net >
ISO SC34/WG3, OASIS GeoLang TC        <URL: http://www.garshol.priv.no >

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