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RE: [OEP] A possible alternative term for fluent

From: Christopher Welty <welty@us.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2005 21:00:00 -0400
To: "Uschold, Michael F" <michael.f.uschold@boeing.com>
Cc: ewallace@cme.nist.gov, public-swbp-wg@w3.org
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Agreed.  So far I still prefer fluent over any alternative I've heard.


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"Uschold, Michael F" <michael.f.uschold@boeing.com> 
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06/28/2005 06:36 PM

<ewallace@cme.nist.gov>, <public-swbp-wg@w3.org>

RE: [OEP] A possible alternative term for fluent

What is the motivation for using a different term than fluent?

Maybe: it is too formal, and no one heard of it?

If so, then I'm not sure that effectivity will be much of an
improvement. Although people talk about it a lot around Boeing, I have
not grasped its essential meaning in a way that I could define it. Your
definition helps a lot, actually...

Separate point: what would be the grammatical form of 'effectivity' to
Presumably not: one effectivity / two effectivities, to replace
That is pretty awkward-sounding.


Mike Uschold
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>  -----Original Message-----
>  From: ewallace@cme.nist.gov [mailto:ewallace@cme.nist.gov] 
>  Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2005 2:23 PM
>  To: public-swbp-wg@w3.org
>  Subject: [OEP] A possible alternative term for fluent
>  OEPers:
>  A recent email reminded me of the term "effectivity".  This 
>  is the term 
>  used in manufacturing product engineering for the concept of 
>  a model being "effective" during a certain time frame.  In 
>  Product Data Management (PDM) systems that support this, a 
>  different product/process design can be presented to 
>  manufacturing depending on shift or date. 
>  This seems similar to the idea of fluent as I understand it. 
>    Effectivity
>  might therefore be a reasonable substitute for the term 
>  fluent if OEP 
>  produces a note on this.
>  -Evan
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