Re: [unrev-II] IBIS in XTM

From: Bernard Vatant (
Date: Tue Feb 06 2001 - 02:20:52 PST

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    Just one remark on your *fine* work :
    You take the viewpoint to consider claims and questions at the same level
    of "elemental" topics
    and then "discourse logical links" as associations. Makes sense.
    I would have rather consider a question as an association of claims, since
    the usual way of human conversation is to begin by setting answers, and
    afterwards maybe - too rarely indeed - build out of it the terms of the
    Shoot first, let survivors debate later - if any ;-)
    Your model is good when this point is reached. Maybe we need a previous
    level to build questions out of claims.
    Just an idea. Consider for example the famous Woody Allen quote (as I
    remember it, not sure of the very formulation)
     "God ... excellent answer ! ... but would you recall the question?"



    Bernard Vatant
    "Building Knowledge"

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    De : Jack Park <>
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    Envoyé : lundi 5 février 2001 19:02
    Objet : [unrev-II] IBIS in XTM

    > I have placed a draft (rough, unfinished) on my web site at
    > <>
    > The paper is intended to explore the ways in which the Issue-Based
    > Information System (IBIS) can be expressed in the Topic Maps XTM dialect
    > XML.
    > Results are interesting. However, this message is intended to provoke
    > argume.. er, discussion about my candidate solution (claim, in
    > Cheers
    > Jack
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