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Re: vCard - Old vs. New?

From: Damian Steer <pldms@mac.com>
Date: Fri, 08 May 2009 12:20:02 +0100
Cc: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@webbackplane.com>, semantic-web at W3C <semantic-web@w3c.org>, Thomas Baker <tbaker@tbaker.de>
Message-id: <ED8C045A-3741-40E5-956E-F6882610BAEA@mac.com>
To: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>

On 8 May 2009, at 12:03, Dan Brickley wrote:

> On 8/5/09 12:45, Damian Steer wrote:
>>
>> On 7 May 2009, at 20:40, Mark Birbeck wrote:
>>
>>> I've used the term 'argot' to describe a collection of terms for a
>>> particular purpose. They don't necessarily all belong to the same
>>> vocabulary, but by grouping them together, it makes it easier for
>>> people to get a handle on the terms that they might use in a
>>> particular context.
>>
>> By the sounds of it this is much the same as an 'Application Profile'
>> [1] in the DC community. I tried using OWL (+ closed world  
>> reasoning) to
>> express them, which sounds similar. Your term has the virtue of  
>> brevity,
>> and I may steal it :-)
>
> 	Bruce Sterling defines argot as
>
> 	"the deliberately hermetic language of a small knowledge clique...  
> a super-specialized geek cult language that has no traction in the  
> real world." --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argot

How bona to vada your eek :-) *

Thanks to Dan and Pete for the pointers. We will be hosting a Vocamp  
in Bristol later in the year. This sounds like an excellent topic for  
that venue.

Damian

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