[Crm-sig] Issue: E89 Propositional Object and Symbolic Object, CRM compliant and museum doc.

Christian-Emil Ore c.e.s.ore at edd.uio.no
Tue Apr 29 17:35:08 EEST 2008

Dear all,
I follow the interesting discussion about E89 Propositional Object and
Symbolic Object, 'refer to' and 'is about'. This is a non trivial topic 
and  specially interesting for people with background in formal 
philosophy or logic. That is ok for me since I have this background (set 
theoretical models for higher order type theory).

The introduction of  higher level philosophical concepts in the model 
may make the model harder to understand for persons without special 
training in and/or interest in formal logic. This worries me.

One of the major advantages of CRM is the possibility to use the object
oriented formalism to choose levels of granularity.

It may be so that it could be an idea to have a granularity dimension 
also on the philosophical complexity, that is, a kind of popularisation 
axis (without throwing out the nicely and concise defined baby with the 
water)? This may also make it easier to formulate an operational 
compatibility requirement. It may also make CRM easier to understand for 
a larger number of museum/cultural heritage persons form whom it was 
originally intended (I at least believe).



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