Re: Axiom: Opacity of URIs


In English "pain" means suffering or distress.  However, in French the
four-letter sequence "pain" is the word for bread.


-------- Original Message  --------
From: "Xiaoshu Wang" <>
Subject: Re:Axiom: Opacity of URIs
Date: 1/8/2007 10:07 AM

> Ronald,
>> I run into the same situation when I want to manage 
>> definitions for words from multiple communities of interest. 
>> The word "frequency" has slightly different meanings in the 
>> domain of mathematics, physics or signal processing. Again, 
>> it is attractive to have derivable URI's.
> Here is my two cents on it.
> I think they - English/French expression of pain vs. different meanings of
> the word "frequency" - are two different situiations.  IMHO, one concept
> should be assigned with one URI.  Pain is "pain", it does not matter how you
> yell it out.  So, in this case there should be ONE URI for that concept.  On
> the other hand, if two "frequencies" has different meanings, there should be
> TWO URIs for expressing them.
> Xiaoshu

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