Issue 56: Objects which are typical for a class

Starting Date: 
2001-10-15
Working Group: 
1
Status: 
Done
Closing Date: 
2002-07-02
Background: 

Some objects give rise to the creation of a new class. They are prototypes for this class in a historical sense. Some objects are declared to be typical for a class. They become archetypes of that class. The CRM should model these relationships between objects and classes, as they are essential for scientific and scholarly reasoning.

Old Proposal: 

I propose to regard any "Stuff" as a candidate for archetypical or prototypical role.
Proposal:

Stuff: was prototype of (had prototype) : Type
Stuff: is an archetype of (has as an archetype) : Type

MD, January 2002

decision postponed Monterey 22/2/2002.

Current Proposal: 

Issue covered by Issue 76.

Outcome: 

Issue covered by Issue 76.:

E55 Type

is exemplified by (exemplifies): Entity
(in the taxonomic role: Type)

Copenhagen 2/7/2002