[Crm-sig] appropriate entity for "Typus"

Wolfgang Schmidle wolfgang.schmidle at uni-koeln.de
Mon Dec 3 13:30:18 EET 2012

Dear all,

I am looking for the appropriate entity for "Typus" ("type", or maybe 
"archetype" or "prototype"). For example, a Greek sculpture creates a 
type that is imitated by Roman sculptures. However, Typus does not only 
apply to sculptures, and there may or may not be a physical prototype.

Apparently it's not E55 Type. Candidates seem to be
* E28 Conceptual Object
** E89 Propositional Object: "... conceptual items such as types and 
classes are not instances of E89 Propositional Object [but E55 Type?]. 
This should not be confused with the definition of a type, which is 
indeed an instance of E89 Propositional Object."
** E90 Symbolic Object
*** E73 Information Object
**** E36 Visual Item: "This class does not intend to describe the 
idiosyncratic characteristics of an individual physical embodiment of a 
visual item, but the underlying prototype."
***** E38 Image: "The original painting of the Mona Lisa in the Louvre 
may be said to bear the same instance of E38 Image as reproductions in 
the form of transparencies, postcards, posters or T-shirts ..."

This example from E89 seems to fit: The underlying prototype of any 
“no-smoking” sign (E36). Does E36 apply to 3D objects as well?


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