eshaya at umd.edu
Thu Nov 1 09:32:41 PDT 2007
Well, I vote to put back the underscores and the capitalization
where appropriate. There is no need to go out of one's way and make all
IDs cryptic just to make a point about the concept of tokens. In
ontology these become the element names of instances and it is really
handy to be able to readily discern what kind of instance it is by
looking, rather than going to some lookup table. We need some
prescience here, not to be confused with pre_science.
Frederic V. Hessman wrote:
> On 31 Oct 2007, at 6:54 pm, Ed Shaya wrote:
>> What happened to the underscores between all of the compound words?
> A while back, we communally decided that the tokens should be as
> compact and simple as possible, i.e. no caps, no diacritical marking,
> no spaces, no underscores, not only to make them syntactically simple
> but to emphasize that they are only tokens. The text file still has
> the underscores, but now only for historical reasons (i.e. the
> original SV proposal).
> If everyone would rather see the underscores back again, no problem.
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