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Re: I18N-ISSUE-208: Mapping domains to nothing [.prep-ITS-20]

From: Felix Sasaki <fsasaki@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2013 10:15:16 +0100
Message-ID: <50F51E24.4000402@w3.org>
To: www-international@w3.org
Am 14.01.13 21:34, schrieb Internationalization Working Group Issue Tracker:
> I18N-ISSUE-208: Mapping domains to nothing [.prep-ITS-20]
>
> http://www.w3.org/International/track/issues/208
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> Raised by: Richard Ishida
> On product: .prep-ITS-20
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> 8.9 Domain
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/WD-its20-20121206/#domain
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> Is it possible to map domains to nothing?  For example, in
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> domainMapping="automotive '', medical medicine, 'criminal law' law, 'property law' law"
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> automotive is just ignored.  I don't really know whether this makes sense, but it seems that if you are dealing with keywords, such as in the HTML5 spec
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> <meta name="keywords" content="british,type face,font,fonts,highway,highways">
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> it seems that you might want to exclude a bunch of keywords in order to home in on the key domain information.  That might be easier to do in that way, rather than in mapping them all to a different word.

The dominant use case of the domain information is currently choice of a 
machine translation engine that is tailored to the domain. That system 
will just ignore the keywords which are not helpful to choose an machine 
translation engine - so there is no need to drop the keywords before.

Best,

Felix
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