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Re: [dxwg] Improving profile guidance intro

From: kcoyle via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 05 Oct 2018 06:07:06 +0000
To: public-dxwg-wg@w3.org
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FYI, here is the text provided by @pwin 

<p><span style="font-style:italic;">A profile is generally understood as being the outline of the margin of some thing when seen from a specific point of view.  Profiling is also the task of distilling the essential aspects or character of something, such as a person, from a specific angle.  Also, in the craft domain, a profile is taken by a tool that matches itself in detail to the contours of a 3-dimensional object and returns a 2-dimensional accurate representation from which other formable materials can be constrained and fashioned to that profile, or matched with it to determine how accurately it portrays the original 3-dimensional object from which the profile was taken.</span></p>
      <p><span style="font-style:italic;">In the same sense then, information entities can be viewed from different perspectives and in order to prepare them for specific uses they are frequently tested for their goodness of fit to some pattern, or the pattern can be provided prior to the gathering of the information to provide some constraint to ensure adequacy and appropriateness of that information asset to the job in hand.</span></p>
      <p><span style="font-style:italic;">How should we describe this profiling tool for information?  In the physical domain we can profile with a paper cutout in the simple case, or with a laser in the technologically more complex case.  Is this the same with information assets?</span></p>  

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