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Re: regrets and a new spin on contexts

From: Thomas Baker <tom@tombaker.org>
Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2012 22:54:34 -0400
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Cc: public-rdf-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <20120501025434.GA35569@julius>
Sandro wrote:
> It all makes sense to me now.  It's so simple: 
> 
>         http://www.w3.org/2011/rdf-wg/wiki/Layers

The Layers metaphor fits nicely with the Lens (or View or whatever) metaphor.
In (simplified) optics, a lens is a layer (of glass) placed between the viewer
and an object.

Tom



On Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 02:30:54PM -0400, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
> >>>What I like about "lens" is that a lens, almost by definition, somehow alters
> >>>-- magnifies, distorts, refracts, corrects, whatever -- the view.  As I see it,
> >>>people are seeing the context from a particular (point of) "view",
> >>>"perspective", or "angle", but they are seeing it _through_ the "lens".  It is
> >>>this instrument -- the lens -- that interests us, not the thinking underlying
> >>>the design of the lens.
> >...
> >
> >>How about:  "context lenses" ?
> >>
> >>A context oriented lens is basically a specific kind of view.
> >Hey, that's not bad!  Together with "corrective lenses", "historical lenses",
> >and "zoom lenses" -- without getting _too_ fancy with the typology -- I see the
> >makings of a halfway entertaining presentation.
> >
> >Tom
> >
> >P.S. With "a specific kind of view", I don't think you mean to imply that
> >"context lens" is somehow formally a sub-class of some broader notion of view,
> >do you?  Just checking.
> 
> Not formally, more about an "application cue" which can be grounded
> in the data via a relation. Basically, this relation asserts that
> you look at (or view) the dataset in a certain way etc..
> 
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> Regards,
> 
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Tom Baker <tom@tombaker.org>
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