[Crm-sig] NEW ISSUE: symbolic content

Robert Sanderson RSanderson at getty.edu
Mon Sep 17 21:49:18 EEST 2018

Thank you, Martin! I think this is exactly what we need ☺


From: Crm-sig <crm-sig-bounces at ics.forth.gr> on behalf of Martin Doerr <martin at ics.forth.gr>
Date: Friday, September 14, 2018 at 10:23 AM
To: "crm-sig at ics.forth.gr" <crm-sig at ics.forth.gr>
Subject: [Crm-sig] NEW ISSUE: symbolic content

Dear All,

I propose a new property of Symbolic Object : "has symbolic content : String" , in RDFS subproperty of rdfs:value.

The "level of symbolic specificity" by which the String is interpreted should conform to the type of the Symbolic Object.



On 9/14/2018 7:54 PM, Richard Light wrote:

On 13/09/2018 20:57, Martin Doerr wrote:
Dear Richard,

What we need, to my opinion, is a property of Symbolic Object we may call it "has symbolic content" or "has symbolic content inline" or anything better, which defines that the symbolic content is identical to the Literal, abstracted to the "level of symbolic specificity" that the Literal implies and that conforms to the identity condition of the Symbolic Object, i.e., characters of a certain script, or whatever. That would make the meaning of the "value" unambiguous.
Again, I'm in complete agreement with this line of thought.  One decision we should make is whether this property forms part of the generic CRM framework, or if it is to be an implementation-specific property which only appears in our RDF implementation of the CRM.  My instinct is for it to go into the CRM proper: the treatment of Symbolic Object and its subclasses would I think be made clearer by the addition of this property.
For CRM proper!
OK: perhaps we should start a new issue to address this?



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