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Re: review of Vocabularies and Datasets Section

From: Karen Coyle <kcoyle@kcoyle.net>
Date: Fri, 27 May 2011 12:01:15 -0700
Message-ID: <20110527120115.40446a7ms750qozf@kcoyle.net>
To: public-xg-lld@w3.org
Quoting Ed Summers <ehs@pobox.com>:


>
> Is it the case that something like VIAF is both a value vocabulary and
> a dataset? Is it worth adding a sentence about how the categories are
> not mutually exclusive? Or perhaps we should not talk about Datasets
> at all? Also, did we decide not to ground our definition in terms of
> TBOX and ABOX?

I have read the wikipedia articles on abox and tbox numerous times  
(and just did so again) and it is definitely not a language that I  
speak. For info, here's the meat of the definition:

"TBox statements describe a system in terms of controlled  
vocabularies, for example, a set of classes and properties. ABox are  
TBox-compliant statements about that vocabulary.

TBox statements are sometimes associated with object-oriented classes  
and ABox statements associated with instances of those classes."

For me, this might as well say:

"Abox iiu mnmuit 77kdnsl. Tbox ieywoho ju kiiik Abox."

I'm like the dog in that Gary Larson cartoon [1] who hears only "Blah  
Blah Ginger Blah Blah Blah." Unless my experience is unique, it may be  
best to avoid these definitions for the sake of communication with our  
audience.

kc
[1]  
http://s173.photobucket.com/albums/w57/spn_imgs/?action=view&current=blahblah.jpg&newest=1  (I have the coffee  
mug.)

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