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ISSUE-11 (Delete genre, purpose and register data category proposals) and ACTION-87 (Summarize discussion about categories)

From: Felix Sasaki <fsasaki@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 18 May 2012 18:12:49 +0200
Message-ID: <CAL58czovm_rpH-1ALxmJTw7uLNAwrMSMd9w3kavBB-Qp9h7YVA@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-multilingualweb-lt@w3.org
Hi all,

I had an action to summarize the discussion about ISSUE-11. Here we go.

Against the data categories genre, purpose and register:
- hard to generate automatically and to come up with a fixed set of values
- orthogonal categories are used in the industry (TAUS, Let'sMT!) and
should be provided by them, including user defined extensions (David).
Milan provides details about what's actually used at TAUS and Let'sMT!:
"subject domain" and "text type".
- domain, genre, purpose and register are very close and relevant for MT -
domain may be mapped to an ontology (Declan)
- community driven approaches to create accepted values for genre are
likely to fail (Georg)
- not each term is good as a label for genre or purpose, and one might use
"rules of thumb" to determine that (Georg)
- genre and purpose could be consolidated, and targetAudience seems to be
more better than purpose (Tadej)

One possible conclusion, taken from David's mail
- consolidate categories in (not less than) two, and ask the stakeholders
in the area to come up with values.

Further thoughts?


Felix Sasaki
DFKI / W3C Fellow
Received on Friday, 18 May 2012 16:13:15 UTC

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