Towards the industrialization of XML processing
Last updated Friday, January 04, 2002
A good keywording regimen is critical if large corpora of XComponents are to be easily browsed by developers looking for useful components. Unfortunately, this need runs head on into some very deep water featuring RDF, Topic Maps and scrumptious sounding concepts such as skolemization, reification, merology, ontology, epistomology and so on.
Interesting though all this stuff is, we, for now, will concentrate on just creating some half decent keywords for use in describing XComponents. We have a list of perferred terms, non-preferred terms, and some guidelines for creating keywords. We will also hope against hope that someone skilled in the relevant "ations", "ologies" and "isms" comes along to help do this part of XPipe right.