Issue 150: The scope note of E33

Starting Date: 
2005-02-16
Working Group: 
1
Status: 
Done
Closing Date: 
2008-05-12
Background: 

It was recognised that E34 Inscription is not the appropriate class for mapping FRBR attribute 4.4.2  statement of responsibility (E34 Inscription is literally meant as a text attached in some way to an object), and that it would be more relevant to use E33 Linguistic Object, which is a superclass of E34. 

3rd on FRBR/CRM Harmonization meeting, London, 14-16 February 2005

Current Proposal: 

The scope note for E33 Linguistic Object should explicitly state that the actual text of an instance of E33 Linguistic Object may be introduced as a description through P3 has note, following the same mechanisms as for E34 Inscription. The first sentence of paragraph #2 of the scope note for E34 Inscription is added to the scope note for E33 Linguistic Object.

The revised scope note follows:
This class comprises identifiable expressions in natural language or languages. 
Instances of E33 Linguistic Object can be expressed in many ways: e.g. as written texts, recorded speech or sign language. However, the CRM treats instances of E33 Linguistic Object independently from the medium or method by which they are expressed. Expressions in formal languages, such as computer code or mathematical formulae, are not treated as instances of E33 Linguistic Object by the CRM. These should be modelled as instances of E73 Information Object.
The text of an instance of E33 Linguistic Object can be documented in a note by P3 has note: E62 String

Edinburgh 10/7/2007

Outcome: 

Proposal accepted