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Re: FedNet: A US Government Web of Things

From: Paola Di Maio <paola.dimaio@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Dec 2013 14:06:06 +0530
Message-ID: <CAMXe=Sr93JDUB5qmWegjHwNy8Es78iLepfrUbEhyrH9jS3y-Qg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
Cc: public-egovernance@w3.org, public-egovernance-contrib@w3.org

thanks for sharing and Happy Holidays to you and all



On Fri, Dec 20, 2013 at 10:15 PM, Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com> wrote:

> All,
> With a migration to RESTful identifiers, government data bases often
> suffer from an administrative incoherence which has little or nothing to do
> with data content.  In particular, the Gold Standard for longitudinal
> research remains Cohort Analysis.  And in particular, small sub-lists of
> small code spaces break the Component-Cohort Model by fragmenting
> Components into commercially important Cohorts and "others" (fly-over).
>  This creates havoc with the fundamental assumption of Cohort Analysis -
> that the subjects of study distill "herd" policy if given (and only if
> given)  a high number of choices (degrees of freedom). When the Web of
> Things is distilled down to a few highly populated Things, the "Open World
> Assumption" becomes an imperative.
> A pre-filtering of undifferentiated Cohorts into "good" and "bad" or
> "important" and "marginal" is a bureaucratic (administrative) conceit and
> can be left right there under almost all circumstances. But ...   the
> Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) and the ANSI Feature Codes
> replacement are both flawed frameworks with respect to Cohort Analysis.
> >From a practical standpoint, the Net of an undifferentiated Cohort can be
> replicated with virtual serial numbers and generational differences
> visualized.  For example, the opportunistic advantage a Community has to
> progressively educate the young in winter months while reserving the summer
> for "making hay" is inversely proportional to abs(Latitude) alone (see
> issue 4/4).  The local economic decision to *not* educate the young in
> order to save money has dire consequences, but so is the failure to realize
> that Latitude (and transportation issues) are not a basis for general
> Educational Policy.
> There are (at least) 4 issues around semantic friendly bookkeeping for
> Organizations.
> http://www.rustprivacy.org/2013/education/fednet.html
> Have fun, and Happy Holidays
> --Gannon
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