Vocabulary: Use cases
Andrea Preite Martinez
andrea.preitemartinez at iasf-roma.inaf.it
Thu Sep 13 01:34:04 PDT 2007
I think most of us are already or will be busy with ADASS and then InterOp.
It is probably time to reorganize in our minds what was said during
the discussion, and at the same time profit from the imposed pause to
envisage a way, e.g. with few real life examples / use-cases
understandable by astronomers:
(A) to evaluate the different alternatives for vocabulary format:
1. XML and the proposed schema, or just another one
0. no format = no formal vacabulary.
No formal vocabulary doesn't mean no Standard Vocabulary, it just
means that your pet taxonomy is, say, in the form of, or is associated
to, a sort of look-up-table to express your concepts in terms of SV
Option (0) is the default one, not a 4th one at the same level than
the other. What I mean is that (0) is the minimum action required to
assure a minimum level of interoperability.
Btw, this is the way the authors of the draft proceeded in order to
build the examples. First build the lut, then use a tool to build the
xml file. Btw(2), in the WG twiki page you can also find some of those
tables, named ?indexes? in .xtml
(B) to evaluate the potential of an option in terms of evolution of
the needs of the community;
(C) Then, who is doing and where and how is done the translation work
to move from (0) to any one of the options.
In the case of UCDs, the translation between local quantity names and
standard quantity tokens is done locally, with the optional help of
Who is volunteering?
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