Issue 168: Change the first paragraph of the 'Examples' section of the CIDOC CRM reference document

Starting Date: 
2009-07-23
Working Group: 
3
Status: 
Done
Closing Date: 
2010-12-20
Background: 

From: crm-sig-bounces@ics.forth.gr [mailto:crm-sig-bounces@ics.forth.gr] On Behalf Of Lida Harami 
Sent: 23 July 2009 11:26 
To: crm-sig 
Subject: [Crm-sig] New issue: change of the first paragraph of the 'Examples' section of the DICOC CRM

Dear all,

the first paragraph of the 'Examples' section of the DICOC CRM reference document writes:

"The diagram above shows a partial view of the CRM, representing reasoning about spatial information. Five of the main hierarchy branches are included in this view: E39 Actor, E51 Contact Point, E41 Appellation, E53 Place, and E70 Thing. The relationships between these main classes and their subclasses are shown as arrows. Properties between classes are shown as green rectangles. A 'shortcut' property is included in this view: P59 has section (is located on or within) between E53 Place and E19 Physical Object is a shortcut of the path through E46 Section Definition. In some cases the order of priority for property names has been modified in order to facilitate reading the diagram from left to right." 

This does not make much sense. An alternative text could be: 

"The diagram above shows a partial view of the CRM, representing reasoning about spatial information. Five of the main hierarchy branches are included in this view: E39 Actor, E51 Contact Point, E41 Appellation, E53 Place, and E70 Thing. All classes are shown as blue-white rectangles. Properties are shown as single arrows. In some cases the order of priority for property names has been modified in order to facilitate reading the diagram from left to right. Double arrows indicate IsA relations between classes and their subclasses or properties and their subproperties. 'Shortcuts' are indicated with light grey rectangles and their names are written in italics, such as the P59 has section (is located on or within) between E53 Place and E18 Physical Thing, which is a shortcut of the path through E46 Section Definition." 

Regards, 

Lida

Old Proposal: 

The diagram above shows a partial view of the CRM, representing reasoning about spatial information. Five of the main hierarchy branches are included in this view: E39 Actor, E51 Contact Point, E41 Appellation, E53 Place, and E70 Thing. The hierarchical relationships between these main classes and their subclasses are shown as double-line arrows. Properties between classes are shown as single-line arrows. Classes are shown as blue rectangles. A 'shortcut' property is included in this view: P59 has section (is located on or within)between E53 Place and E18 Physical Thing is a shortcut of the path through E46 Section Definition. In some cases the order of priority for property names has been modified in order to facilitate reading the diagram from left to right. 

21/05/2010 by email from Martin and Steve (see Issue 177)

Current Proposal: 

The diagram above shows a partial view of the CRM, representing reasoning about spatial information. Five of the main hierarchy branches are included in this view: E39 Actor, E51 Contact Point, E41 Appellation, E53 Place and E70 Thing. All classes are shown as blue-white rectangles. Properties are shown as single arrows. In some cases the order of priority for property names has been reversed in order to facilitate reading the diagram from left to right. Double arrows indicate IsA relations between classes and their subclasses or between properties and their subproperties. 'Shortcuts' are indicated with light grey rectangles and their names are written in italics, such as the P59 has section (is located on or within) between E53 Place and E18 Physical Thing, which is a shortcut of the path through E46 Section Definition.

Outcome: 

The proposal accepted, Nuremberg Dec 2010