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Datatyping MT agreement

From: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2002 16:46:54 -0000
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I thought it might be helpful to clairfy the common areas in the two model
theories for TDL and S. (And hence to clarify what the dispute is about).

Given a string and a datatype (e.g. "0" and xsd:integer) both TDL and S have
representations in the model of:
- the string itself
    + in TDL the first component of the interpretation of the string
    + in S the interpretation of the string (which I think is XL(s))
- the mapped value
    + in TDL the second component
    + in S-A the interpretation of the b-node
    + in S-P the first component of the interpretation of the b-node

A difference is that S requires these two distinct enitities in the universe
of discourse to be mapped from two distinct entities in the graph; whereas
TDL likes idiom S-B and manages to map that single node into both the string
itself and the mapped value.

Both S and TDL also have a representation in the model theory of the
datatype, although for TDL this representation is limited to the uri &
mapping only, (from which the other properties can be deduced).

Obviously both model theories have the non-datatype machinery in common.

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