Beyond the draft proposal
hessman at Astro.physik.Uni-Goettingen.de
Mon Feb 4 13:35:13 PST 2008
> Before we start building a hierarchy of vocabularies, we should
> assemble usage scenarios. I suggest VOEvent is a good place to start.
In Seamanish: The sound of the event-driven hordes stampeding to the
cooling waters of semantic vocabularies has been not unlike that of a
> The usage above is likely to be something like PhotometricSystem =
> "Johnson", Bandpass = "R", Value = "22.7 mag", etc. Implicit is
> that this is some kind of calibrated instrumental value.
I wasn't suggesting that I liked "JohnsonPhotometry" or "rMagnitude" -
they came from the IAU thesaurus. This does show that too many
possibilities will be a pain: do I use Rob's system+bandpass+magnitude
instead of IAU's system+rmagnitude? Frankly, I'd generally prefer
Rob's choice of terms.
Another sign that VOEvent could do us all a service by forcing down-to-
earth solutions to down-to-earth problems.
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