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Re: Model Semantics, Representation Syntax, and Systems Integration

From: mike amundsen <mamund@yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2010 14:12:14 -0500
Message-ID: <AANLkTikeew6ovyCVoqPyVmgpGCN6b9nwu58epTWHPn+v@mail.gmail.com>
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Cc: "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>
<snip>
> I assume we agree that mapping should be at the conceptual level while
> interchange formats remain negotiable. In a sense, the pursuit of a
> normative interchange format is inherently mercurial, but not so re.
> conceptual schema :-)
</snip>

>From my POV, the principle of Hypermedia Factors[1] is one possible
way to define a conceptual agreement that is not bound to a single
media type or data format.

[1] http://amundsen.com/hypermedia/hfactor/

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On Wed, Nov 10, 2010 at 14:04, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com> wrote:
> On 11/10/10 1:16 PM, Alan Ruttenberg wrote:
>
> On Wed, Nov 10, 2010 at 10:14 AM, Kingsley Idehen
> <kidehen@openlinksw.com>  wrote:
>
> Alan / John: maybe we could use this thread to arrive at obvious common
> ground re. data integration and the diminishing need for a syntax level
> lingua franca.
>
> Kingsley includes me presumably because of a response to an earlier
> message, not copied to this list.
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-lod/2010Nov/0322.html
>
> Correct.
>
> I think there *is* a need for a lingua franca for intercomputer
> communication. But I support the idea that there should be alternative
> syntaxes (as long as they can be clearly translated to the lingua
> franca).
>
> I assume we agree that mapping should be at the conceptual level while
> interchange formats remain negotiable. In a sense, the pursuit of a
> normative interchange format is inherently mercurial, but not so re.
> conceptual schema :-)
>
> Best,
> Alan
>
>
>
> --
>
> Regards,
>
> Kingsley Idehen
> President&  CEO
> OpenLink Software
> Web: http://www.openlinksw.com
> Weblog: http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/~kidehen
> Twitter/Identi.ca: kidehen
>
>
> --
>
> Regards,
>
> Kingsley Idehen	
> President & CEO
> OpenLink Software
> Web: http://www.openlinksw.com
> Weblog: http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/~kidehen
> Twitter/Identi.ca: kidehen
>
>
>
>
>
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