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Re: actuable

From: Raúl García Castro <rgarcia@fi.upm.es>
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2017 17:35:25 +0100
To: public-sdw-wg@w3.org
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Hi Kerry,

"actuable" is not a word in Spanish.

For "actuator" we have "actuador", but for ""actuable"" I think that it 
should be said "accionable" in Spanish, from the "accionar" verb 
("operate" in English).

Kind regards,

El 13/2/17 a las 17:02, Kerry Taylor escribió:
> SSNers,
>
> Given that “actuable” is not a word in English (although it does seem to
> be a word in Spanish, so maybe @Raul can help here?)  could someone
> please give me some example of some Property that is “actuable” but not
> “observable”?
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> I am thinking temperature (heat  it), gate openness (close it), light
> onness (turn it off), dryness (wet it) etc.
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> Is there really any intrinsic distinction, or does the intuition only
> differ by whether or not you have to hand a “command” or  an “Actuator”
> to do something to it?
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> In which case, say we are talking about the “temperature” (observable
> property)  of a “room “(feature of interest).  Say you have an
> “actuator” (= room switch) to raise the temperature (actuableProperty)
> of the room. Isn’t that second “actuable property “of the room exactly
> the same ‘temperature” that is an “observable property “ of the room?
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> Are there any cases where they are intrinsically different?
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> -Kerry
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