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RE: ISSUE-15: Past, present and future

From: Little, Chris <chris.little@metoffice.gov.uk>
Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2015 12:23:42 +0000
To: Frans Knibbe <frans.knibbe@geodan.nl>, SDW WG Public List <public-sdw-wg@w3.org>
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Hi Frans,

I think this requirement, as identified in the tracker comments, is about coarse labelling of data.

There is a subtlety that has to be captured: if an historian is annotating a document that was written after the Spanish civil war (both ‘Past’) but before another document (‘Past’), that would have been in the ‘Future’ at the time.

The same issue arises in a detailed way with weather forecasts – when analysing past weather forecasts, we label things that were future in the past. This ability to talk about such things is certainly reflected in lots of languages like English and French.

So I think it is part of logical reasoning about events and having appropriate vocabularies and ontologies.

I do not think that there is a requirement here for detailed temporal CRS and calendar stuff.

HTH, Chris

From: Frans Knibbe [mailto:frans.knibbe@geodan.nl]
Sent: Tuesday, August 04, 2015 3:14 PM
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Subject: ISSUE-15: Past, present and future

Hello,

Like ISSUE-14, ISSUE-15<http://www.w3.org/2015/spatial/track/issues/15> did not have its dedicated e-mail thread yet. This message is intended to start that thread and the discussion on how to resolve ISSUE-15.

I am not sure what to make of this prospect requirement...Could anyone try to explain what could be meant and whether we should consider adding a new requirement or amending an existing requirement?

Thanks,
Frans

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