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|TITLE:||Summary of Voting on SC 18 N 5397, ISO/IEC CD 13250, Information Processing - SGML Applications - Topic Navigation Maps|
|SOURCE:||ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC18 N 5468|
|PROJECT EDITOR:||Martin Bryan|
|STATUS:||Summary of Voting/Table of Replies: This NP has been approved by SC 18. The results are being forwarded to SC 18 for information and to SC 18/WG 8 for preparation of a disposition of comments report and a recommendation on further progression of the work.|
|ACTION:||For WG8 to respond to|
|DATE:||11 November 1996|
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Summary of Voting on SC 18 N 5397, ISO/IEC CD 13250, Information
Processing - SGML Applications - Topic Navigation Maps
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This CD has been approved by SC 18. The results are being forwarded
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SUMMARY OF VOTING
Document Title: SC 18 N 5397 - ISO/IEC CD 13250
Information Processing - SGML Applications - Topic Navigation Maps
SC 18 National Body P-Members (23)
Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, The Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Russian Federation, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, UK, USA
P-Members in Favour (17 of 23)
Australia (Attach. 1), Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Japan (Attach. 2), Netherlands (Attach. 3), Norway, Romania, Russian Federation, Spain Sweden, UK (Attach. 4), USA
P-Members Voting Against (0 of 23)
P-Members Abstaining (1 of 23)
P-Members who did not vote (6 of 23)
Belgium, France, Italy, Republic of Korea, Turkey
P-Members in Favour (14 of 23)
Australia, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Norway, Romania, Russian Federation, Spain Sweden, UK, USA
P-Members Voting Against (0 of 23)
P-Members Abstaining (1 of 23)
P-Members who did not vote (4 of 23)
Belgium, China, France, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Netherlands, Turkey, USA
Attachment 1 - Australia
Australia votes with APPROVAL on this document, however, would like
the following comments to be taken
Topic Navigation Maps must be interoperable with Text Encoding
Initiative elements (TEI DTD) like
"taxonomy" and "category". This compatability should be demonstrated
with examples using TEI DTD
elements, perhaps in an non-normative annex: TEI is very
widely-used, and a useful testbed for
proof-of-concept. CD 13250 should follow TEI terminology, if there
is any duplication.
The assignment of a link to a topic seems unneedfully unary: a link
is either present or not.
It is common practise that, at least initially, large text corpora
are marked up or indexed automatically based
on pattern-matching. For English and other languages with a large
number of homographs (words that are
spelled the same) there needs to be some indication that a link may
not be relevent to the topic. This
ambiguity is an important and continual fact of life in this area and
must be allowed for.
Furthermore, it is an attribute of thesauruses that some topics are
more or less relevant. Also, it is established
practise in text indexing and search engines to allow "fuzzy
searches" or "intuitive searches" that use
the rankings of related terms as weightings or in scores to determine
which links to return as "hits" from a
search, and in what order.
So some further attribute should be provided to allow topics to be
weighted. The nature of the score should
of course be DTD dependent. Australia suggests the following (though
perhaps the quantum needs to
be defined better with a HyTime FCS)
weight -- indicates relevence to topic or certainty
0 = means probably irrelevent.
100 = means definitely relevent.
If a weight is more than 100, it can indicate extreme
or compelling relevence, though weights greater
than 100 may be deemed to be 100 by any application. --
It also might be useful for the editor to enquire of industry vendors
like OpenText and Fulcrum what weight
mechanism is suitable for ready importation of Topic Navigation Map
documents into their off-the-shelf
Alternatively, it may be desirable to have two types weights: one for
relevence, one for reliability or certainty.
This is used in some criminal and military intelligence classification
On a theoretical level, this weight properly belongs to the Semantic
Assignment, since it does not define a
different type of relationship, merely an attribute of the particular
location with respect to that relationship.
So it is not correct to mimic the weighting by providing other
relationships each with an intrinsic weight
instead (e.g. the relationships "definitely defined by" and "probably
defined by") and to define a realionship
between these weighted relationships (e.g. "definitely defined by"
and "probably defined by" are related as
both being "defined by" relationships). Such topic schemas may be
useful, but they do not provide the ease
or open-endedness of the NUMBER system.
7th paragraph beginning " The first anchor, called the topic anchor....
The paragraph is made difficult to read due to the excessive use of
the words "itself", "it" and "its". The
intent of the paragraph would be made much clearer if it was rewritten.
Attachment 2 - Japan
The National Body of Japan approves on ISO/IEC JTC1/SC18 N5397 (ISO/IEC CD
13250) with the following comments.
(1) Related Standards
"Related Standards" should be "Normative References".
"CApH" should be replaced with "TNM".
This standard should includes an informative Annex which shows some examples
of navigation maps.
(4) Architectural base declaration
This standard should includes an clause which specifies the architectural
base declaration according to the HyTime TC Annex C.
Attachment 3 - The Netherlands
P.6 default attribute of agtrav cannot be correct.
Attachment 4 - UK
The UK APPROVES the draft with the following comment.
The UK anticipates that the effect on the current CD of changes expected to be proposed in the HyTime TC will be considerable. Consequently, the UK considers that it would be inappropriate to comment in detail at the present tine.