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NFKC and Sem-Web applications.

From: Jon Hanna <jon@spin.ie>
Date: Fri, 8 Nov 2002 12:23:46 -0000
To: <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>

Just wondering whether a case could be made for use of NFKC rather than NFC
( la XML) for semantic applications.

NFKC could perhaps lead to computer-identifiable matches more accurately
reflecting cases where a human would see a match, and hence to a better
match between strings and concepts, and thus perhaps to better inferences
from data.

Perhaps NFKC would have would have a place in late normalisation of data
early-normalised to NFC (at first glance re-normalising text known to be in
NFC to NFKC seems a relatively light operation, a lot of cases needed in a
full normaliser could be optimised away as unnecessary).

Jon Hanna

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