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What it is vs how we shall: complementary agendas for data models and architectures

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Dubin, D., Senseney, M., & Jett, J. (2013, August). What it is vs how we shall: complementary agendas for data models and architectures. In Proceedings of Balisage: The Markup Conference 2013 (Vol. 10, Balisage Series on Markup Technologies). Presented at Balisage: The Markup Conference, Montréal, Canada, August 6-9, 2013.

Publication Abstract

Data models play two kinds of role in information interchange. Descriptively, they offer domain models. Prescriptively, they propose plans of action. While stipulative definitions fill in a model's representational gaps, elegance and descriptive power reduce the need for arbitrary choices in standards and specifications. Proposals for modeling digital annotation serve to illustrate competing representational and cohortative agendas.