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Artificial Intelligence Authors: Corey Roth, Pat Romanski, Liz McMillan, Yeshim Deniz, Kevin Benedict

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RE: Creating a single XML vocabulary that is appropriately cus

Steve Newcomb wrote:

> In retrospect, it seems possible that the W3C's 
> focus on machine-to-machine  communication and 
> AI left little room for questions about human 
> issues, like the issue of how to deal with the 
> fact that top-down authority over document types 
> simply can't work across diverse human communities. 
> This story is very far from being over.

And Len Bullard wrote:

> Given my druthers, I'd rather maintain multiple 
> schemas over trying to convince multiple groups 
> with different semantics in the same community 
> that they should converge.  The mammal problems 
> are the most expensive.

"top-down authority over document types simply can't 
 work across diverse human communities"

"The mammal [human] problems are the most expensive"

These are very thought-provoking comments.  

I would be appreciative if you - Steve and 
Len (or anyone) - would elaborate upon these comments.  
I am eager to have my eyes opened to new ways of
thinking and dealing with information.


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