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Re: [ontolog-forum] fitness of XML for ontology (WAS: [ontology-summit]

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From: Duane Nickull <duane@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 03 Feb 2014 12:27:17 -0800
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On 2014-02-03 12:15 PM, "John F Sowa" <sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:    (02)

>On 2/3/2014 12:55 PM, Duane Nickull wrote:
>>XMl has nothing to do with semantics.
>>XML has the ability to make data portable and can be used to transfer
>>ontological or semantic models, or fragments thereof, between
>I agree with both of those points.
>JSON notation (or the very similar LISP notation) could have been
>adopted by the W3C for exactly the same purposes, but without the bloat
>or excessive coding.  LISP, for example, has a built-in parser that
>requires only two operators: CAR and CDR.  (AKA head and tail.)    (03)

The W3C has recently adopted a methodology whereby they will define a
technology (like RDF), then define bindings using various syntaxes like
JSN or XML.  This is the proper way to architect interchange formats IMO
as they are developed from a good model.    (04)

Duane Nickull    (05)

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