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Re: Question about MARCXML to Models transformation

From: Ross Singer <ross.singer@talis.com>
Date: Wed, 9 Mar 2011 09:56:55 -0500
Message-ID: <AANLkTi=5WZ1sMKfuL0+mMWL4EwiqBmM6kVddU1hex1vt@mail.gmail.com>
To: Karen Coyle <kcoyle@kcoyle.net>
Cc: public-lld@w3.org
On Tue, Mar 8, 2011 at 5:25 PM, Karen Coyle <kcoyle@kcoyle.net> wrote:
> Quoting Ross Singer <ross.singer@talis.com>:
>> The LC FRBR Display Tool (
>> http://www.loc.gov/marc/marc-functional-analysis/tool.html#table) only
>> mentions record type and publication language, but surely this isn't
>> enough,
>> right?  This: http://lccn.loc.gov/74194328 isn't describing the same
>> expression as this: http://lccn.loc.gov/97813632, correct?
> That's where my bugaboo about the dependency shows up. You can't ever JUST
> look at the Expression, you always have to take into account the
> Expression+Work combination. Otherwise, we'd have half the library universe
> connected to a single expression for an English-language text. Expressions
> on their own are not meaningful. (And Manifestations on their own are only
> minimally meaningful.)
In this example, though, wouldn't the Work be the same?  The both have
the same Uniform Title:

"Im Westen nichts Neues. English"

One is a translation, one is "abridged and adapted", but this only
seems to be defined in the statement of responsibility.

I guess what I'm asking is, given these two MARC records
http://lccn.loc.gov/74194328/marcxml and
http://lccn.loc.gov/97813632/marcxml is there a way, other than
performing heuristics on the 245$c (which I'm not counting out, I'm
just trying to work with some real-life, chosen completely at random,
data and see where we stand), to extract an accurate Expression?

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