[crm-sig] Gerundifying events

martin at ics.forth.gr martin at ics.forth.gr
Wed Nov 28 06:55:22 EET 2001


What about "birth giving" ? In conjunction with the property it may read
better:

Nick - was born in - birth giving - by mother ....??

Martin

> 
> A couple of typos: "Beginning if Existence" should be "Beginning of
> Existence". (Though the metaphysical implications of the former are
> more interesting...;-) "Aqcuiring" should be "Acquiring". Interesting
> that you didn't deal with birth (hesitating about the awkwardness of
> "birthing" perhaps?). It could be gerindificated as "giving Birth" or
> as "Being Born", depending on who the subject of the action is seen as.
> I would prefer "Giving Birth" as none of the other activities use
> passive forms.  As I recall, the "potential for confusion" was related
> to the fact that some verbs are also nouns, so "E12 Production" might
> sound like a thing, as in "an RLG-Speilberg production". Using gerunds
> avoids this confusion. Expressing everything in gerund form is more
> consistent too. Cheers
> Nick
>   Tony Gill <Tony_Gill at notes.rlg.org> wrote: Folks,
> 
> In the Actions, I was assigned: "TG to propose new names for activities
> in  the event hierarchy using gerunds when there is potential for
> confusion."
> 
> Well, I can't remember what the "potential for confusion" was now, so
> I've  "gerundified" them all:
> 
> E7 - - - - Activity (Acting)
> E8 - - - - - Acquisition (Aqcuiring)
> E9 - - - - - Move (Moving)
> E10 - - - - - Transfer of Custody (Transferring Custody)
> E11 - - - - - Modification (Modifying)
> E12 - - - - - - Production (Producing)
> E13 - - - - - Attribute Assignment (Attribute Assigning)
> E14 - - - - - - Condition Assessment (Condition Assessing)
> E15 - - - - - - Identifier Assignment (Identifier Assigning)
> E16 - - - - - - Measurement (Measuring)
> E17 - - - - - - Type Assignment (Type Assigning)
> E65 - - - - - Conceptual Creation (Conceptually Creating)
> E66 - - - - - Formation (Forming)
> E63 - - - - Beginning of Existence (Beginning if Existence)
> E67 - - - - - Birth
> E12 - - - - - Production (Producing)
> E65 - - - - - Conceptual Creation (Conceptually Creating)
> E66 - - - - - Formation (Forming)
> E64 - - - - End of Existence (Ending of Existence)
> E6 - - - - - Destruction (Destroying)
> E68 - - - - - Dissolution (Dissolving)
> E69 - - - - - Death (Dying)
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> T.
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