[Crm-sig] Argument for an Instrument Class (and its property)

Athanasios Velios thanasis at softicon.co.uk
Mon Sep 6 13:59:29 EEST 2021


I think this would be a useful discussion and class. It has also been 
proposed within the PARCOURS model although perhaps a tighter proposal 
can be made.

Thanasis

P.S. The example for P103 could do with updating...

On 01/09/2021 20:47, Martin Doerr via Crm-sig wrote:
> Hi George,
> 
> I think this is a good idea, of course, we should first look at a more 
> specific property, since "instruments" can be very heterogeneous, or we 
> concentrate on measurement devices in a narrower sense.
> 
> Best,
> 
> Martin
> 
> On 8/25/2021 12:53 PM, George Bruseker via Crm-sig wrote:
>> Dear all,
>>
>> I am working on a conservation science modelling project in which the 
>> users document also their machinery. Something that comes up is that 
>> they want to document the kind of property or variable that is 
>> measured by the machine. This is a property of the machine, what it 
>> can do (dunamis).
>>
>> We of course already have p103 was intended for
>> http://www.cidoc-crm.org/Property/P103-was-intended-for/version-7.1.1 
>> <http://www.cidoc-crm.org/Property/P103-was-intended-for/version-7.1.1>
>>
>> I already make use of this for the purpose of documenting the general 
>> kind of method the machine can be used for.
>>
>> But when you run the machine, it tests for certain variables and 
>> produces a resulting output which is a digital record of a signal 
>> carrying that variable.
>>
>> This reminds me of some elements from CRMSci and from CRMdig
>>
>> CRMSci has observations that look for property types:
>>
>> S4 Observation
>> O9 observed property type E55
>>
>> http://www.cidoc-crm.org/crmsci/sites/default/files/CRMsci%20v.1.3.pdf 
>> <http://www.cidoc-crm.org/crmsci/sites/default/files/CRMsci%20v.1.3.pdf>
>>
>> We also have in CRMdig both a class for instruments (digital ones)
>>
>> D8 Digital Device
>>
>> and we again have a notion of an observation kind of event measuing a 
>> kind of thing
>>
>> D11 Digital Measurement Event
>> L17 measured thing of type E55
>>
>> http://www.cidoc-crm.org/crmdig/sites/default/files/CRMdig_v3.2.1.pdf 
>> <http://www.cidoc-crm.org/crmdig/sites/default/files/CRMdig_v3.2.1.pdf>
>>
>> So, anyhow, putting that all together, I note:
>>
>> people document their scientific machines and what they do
>> some of the properties pertain to the machine (it may measure only 
>> these things)
>> there are several references to such a property already in crmsci and 
>> dig but placed on the event.
>>
>> So I wonder, for discussion, is there an interest in an instrument 
>> class (possibly beginning a bridge between sci and dig) which would 
>> not just be a leaf node but have its own substantial properties. I 
>> suggest a first one might be something like 'measures 
>> property/variable of type'.
>>
>> This is not yet a proposal for such a thing, just an invitation to 
>> discussion for those who are interested on the potential utility of 
>> such an addition.
>>
>> Best,
>>
>> George
>>
>>
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