[osis-core] Proper nouns, etc..

Patrick Durusau osis-core@bibletechnologieswg.org
Thu, 15 May 2003 14:08:48 -0400


Good idea! In preparation for that part of the meeting, everyone might 
want to take a look at:

http://www.ontopia.net/tmp/pubsubj-gentle-intro.htm, Published Subjects: 
Introduction and Basic Requirements.

I have posted a note to the OASIS TC on published subjects on some 
issues we discussed last week in London. I should have an answer by the 
weekend and that will allow me to make a proposal for the group to 
consider. (An issue more of topic map syntax and not how the information 
would be used.)

Actually I have suggested that the SBL create a canonical set of PSIs to 
be hosted at the SBL site for biblical studies.

Hope you are having a great day!


Todd Tillinghast wrote:

>I believe how to represent proper nouns (people, geographic places,
>etc...) and how produce a set of such identifiers is on the agenda for
>Saturday or our meeting.  
>We have discussed adopting Topic Maps as the Bible Technologies standard
>way to declare proper names and places.  If we had a sample XTM document
>with a hand full of topics we might be able to work more quickly at the
>meeting (maybe Joseph, Mary, Jesus, Moses, Jeruselem, Galgatha just to
>show the structure).  As the local Topic Map expert would you be
>interested in creating such a sample file(s)?
>I think there would be real value in defining PSIs.  
>I also think that with a standard representation for proper nouns (Topic
>Map or not) that things like "who" in <q> and <speech> can carry a
>universal/standardized meaning.
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Patrick Durusau
Director of Research and Development
Society of Biblical Literature
Co-Editor, ISO 13250, Topic Maps -- Reference Model