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Re: POI Core strawman: multi-lingual

From: Raj Singh <rsingh@opengeospatial.org>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2011 15:22:40 -0400
Message-Id: <8765E47E-D596-49C0-B663-997B15F721C2@opengeospatial.org>
Cc: Matt Womer <mdw@w3.org>, public-poiwg W3C <public-poiwg@w3.org>
To: "Seiler, Karl" <karl.seiler@navteq.com>
I'm not thinking of alternate names, but the same name in different languages. For example, geonames has names for each place in a hundred different languages. We certainly don't want all those transmitted on every request for the POI , and absent a service call specifying the language to use, we don't have another way to be concise. Maybe something in the HTTP request header to do this?


On May 4, 2011, at 3:08 PM, "Seiler, Karl" <karl.seiler@navteq.com> wrote:

> Suspect not the best idea. A POI will need to be largely atomic. Having to send a bundle of POIs just to get the language translations and transcriptions could explode the transmission sizes if we are not careful.
> POI names come with the following trappings:
> + root name
> + small set of typical synonym names (DBA names)
> + multiple language presentations of that name
> + voice TTS transcriptions of the names for spoken word / hands free ops
> This name proliferation is not really that rare. My guess is upwards of 30% of the standard POI sets carry multiple names. The more common and popular POIs have the most alt names. O'Hare / ORD / Ohare / O'Hare International Airport... 
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> Putting every possible language into a single POI could get very cumbersome. How about putting each different linguistic representation of a single POI in it's own <poi>, and linking them with an "identity" relationship?
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