Monthly Archives: January 2004

eXchangeable Faceted Metadata Language

XFML is claimed as being “designed as a subset of the topicmap standard, optimized for a specific goal (sharing and connection faceted metadata between websites). Others on this mailing list disagree…

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European Parliament decision on Unique Identifiers

At the horribly structured (and vendor-determined) URL, there is the most recent representation of the document object, [PSI://EU.EP:DOC:IRMC.R.2003.0003] “Decision on Unique Identifiers” Although the syntax and classification schemes are not finalised, this “PSID” gives an idea of what we might … Continue reading

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Universal Data Element Framework and semantic equivalency

This white paper describes an approach for defining semantic equivalency within XML or other document formats (such as idocs, RDF, Schema, HTML and related metadata). The Universal Data Element Framework (UDEF) is based on ISO 11179 metadata standards, and is … Continue reading

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Grad speaker at Berkeley

Just accepted the offer from Bob Glushko to be the end of year Graduation Day speaker for SIMS, Berkeley. Should be fun!

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Topic Maps Published Subject Indicators – European Parliament requirements

Here are a few of the key questions that the European Parliament has been looking at:– is it useful to create conventions for the structure of PSIDs? What would those conventions be? What would the “parts” of any structure “reflect” … Continue reading

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OASIS Symposium

OASIS Symposium on “Reliable Infrastructures for XML to be held in New Orleans end April 2004….

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New dean of School of Information Management and Systems, UC Berkeley

AnnaLee Saxenian appointed dean of School of Information Management and Systems, UC Berkeley.

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