Intra-archetype semantic relationships

Thomas Beale thomas.beale at
Wed Jan 15 14:53:08 EST 2014

On 15/01/2014 09:09, Diego Boscá wrote:
> I agree that sometimes regular expressions can be tricky, and surely 
> they don't look pretty on its current form. However, but they have an 
> advantage: They are formal and easily evaluated in any language. The 
> problem I see with this approach is that you will need a single 
> ontology (or access to it) to be able to assure that the meaning is 
> the same for everyone. Also you will have to forbid more radical 
> changes that are being made on the archetypes (changing its root 
> entity, for example).
> Also, if this approach is taken, precise rules and clarifications are 
> needed. e.g. in the last example, are 'massage' children allowed? (in 
> other words, does EXCEPT refer to the children too or not?). Are there 
> some kind of precedence rules implied? These kinds of things should be 
> formally defined in any case.

I agree with all of that - this is more or less why it wasn't done this 
way before. It might need to be a 1.6 or 2.0 addition...

- thomas

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