Issue 206: Generalize appellations in CRM with reference to nomen

Starting Date: 
2011-11-14
Working Group: 
3
Status: 
Done
Closing Date: 
2012-05-03
Background: 

Harmonizing authority documents of FRBR family such as FRSAD and FRAD the CRM-SIG come up with the necessity to generalize the E41 Appellation in CRM and to make reference to "nomen" and also to add to E41 an example of a non-Latin symbol, i.e.a Chinese character 'peace'?

Current Proposal: 

It is proposed the following changes: 

(1) The first and the second paragraph of the scope note of E41 Appellation is changed 
from
This class comprises all sequences of signs of any nature, either meaningful or not, that are used or can be used to refer to and identify a specific instance of some class within a certain context. Instances of E41 Appellation do not identify things by their meaning, even if they happen to have one, but by convention, tradition, or agreement. Instances of E41 Appellation are cultural constructs; as such, they have a context, a history, and a use in time and space by some group of users. A given instance of E41 Appellation can have alternative forms, i.e., other instances of E41 Appellation that are always regarded as equivalent independent from the thing it denotes. 
To
This class comprises all sequences of signs of any nature, either meaningful or not, or arrangements of signs following a specific syntax, that are used or can be used to refer to and identify a specific instance of some class or category within a certain context.
Instances of E41 Appellation do not identify things by their meaning, even if they happen to have one, but instead by convention, tradition, or agreement. Instances of E41 Appellation are cultural constructs; as such, they have a context, a history, and a use in time and space by some group of users. A given instance of E41 Appellation can have alternative forms, i.e., other instances of E41 Appellation that are always regarded as equivalent independent from the thing it denotes. 

(2) Also in the examples it is added the following 
"安" [Chinese "an", meaning "peace"] 

Heraklion Crete 3/5/2012

Outcome: 

The proposal is accepted