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From: Tansley, Robert <robert.tansley@hp.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2003 13:13:40 -0700
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Hi all.  Below is a proposed new structure for SIMILE Relevant Technologies document.  Suggestions and comments invited.  If it looks OK I'll go ahead and start the restructuring Monday or Tuesday of next week.  Current version is at 

http://web.mit.edu/simile/www/documents/relevantTechnologies/technologies.html

Some open issues:

* Document title:  Some of the document describes problem areas, some describe technologies.  How about "SIMILE Problems and Relevant Technologies"?

* Although I like Andy's 4 layer structure (SWeb platform player, Content Layer, Domain Layer, Client Layer) it doesn't strike me as being the best structure for this document.  Perhaps at some point we could add a section describing this model and relate to it in other parts of the document, though I don't know if we'll have time to do this before the plenary.

* There are a few loose ends I'm not sure where to fit in.  "Classification" (currently section 3.10) seems to be talking about both simple typing in the RDF sense and classification in the (semi-)automated categorisation sense.  Also "Necessary and sufficient constructs" (currently 5.2), and current section 6.7 "Misc" seems to have all sorts of odds and ends.  For now I've put in a catch-all 'Miscellaneous other issues' section, if someone has a better idea let me know.

* In the Metadata section below, the line between 'Creation' and 'Augmentation' is somewhat blurred -- augmentation could be considered a special case of creation.  However I added a separate Augmentation subsection.  Can anyone offer a better structure?

Thanks all.

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Introduction
    (Purpose of the document)


Content

  Transformation
    (Will add something more about "preservation migrations")
  Augmentation


Metadata

  Schemas, Ontologies and Vocabularies
    (Discussion of what each means, also includes current 
    "Open" vs "closed" schemas... i.e.merge current 3.1 and 3.4)
    Application Profiles
    Validation
      Syntactic
      Domain-specific ("semantic"? -- don't like "semantic validation")

  Information Lifecycle
    Instance data
      Creation
        Human-created
        Extraction
        Mining
        Inference
        Dynamic Metadata
      Augmentation
      Merging
      Versioning
      Presentation
    Schemas, Ontologies, Vocabularies
      (current 3.3 Information lifecycle, minus "versioning instance data")
  
  Diversity
    Relationships and interoperability
    

Source/context/provenance

  Library Domain
  Metadata/SWeb Domain
  (important to distinguish between provenance of metadata as described
  by RDF community, and provenance as related to digital library community --
  same general concept but different specific meanings)


Naming

  (General discussion, then some detail on...)
  Handles and DOIs


Distributed Resources

  (as now, minus 5.1 and 5.2)

Dissemination

  To Humans
  To Software / Agents


Processing Models

  (as current, Mark B working on some edits)


Security and Policy Expression


User Experience

  (as current, minus 6.6 policy expression and 6.7 misc)


Miscellaneous other issues

  Classification
  Scaling and Performance
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 Robert Tansley / Hewlett-Packard Laboratories / (+1) 617 551 7624
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