[Taxacom] Language tags for scientific names

Curtis Clark jcclark-lists at earthlink.net
Sun Jun 29 13:57:21 CDT 2008

On 2008-06-28 21:06, Richard Pyle wrote:
> Trying to add semantic context to scientific names in electronic documents
> via a semi-kludge of language atttibutes seems to me to be a quick-fix to a
> problem that is becoming increasingly small; while the real solution (as
> outlined by Jim) seems to me to be getting closer and closer to reality.
> With next-generation uBio-esque tools and services operating within a
> coordinated Global Names Architecture (GNA), itself built upon a thin but
> highly inclusive Global Names Index (GNI), I predict that it will be just as
> easy to mark-up scientific names in electronic documents with pointers to
> resolvable GUIDs as it would be to mark them up with language attributes.

As usual, I find myself agreeing with Rich. Certainly in my new role as
manager of an IT shop, I'm always faced with temporary kludges that were
never fixed.

Curtis Clark                  http://www.csupomona.edu/~jcclark/
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