Progressive Revelation

Robert A. (Bob) Morris ram at CS.UMB.EDU
Fri Mar 3 08:02:11 CET 2000

Kevin Thiele writes:
 > Date:         Fri, 3 Mar 2000 15:58:08 +1100
 > From: Kevin Thiele <kevin.thiele at PI.CSIRO.AU>
 > To: TDWG-SDD at
 > Subject:      Re: Progressive Revelation
 > Dear Mike,
 > you're right of course that a Best algorithm can to some extent emulate
 > Progressive Revelation as I described it, but I think a fully worked-out PR
 > model would go further. Also, of course, it's silly to work from a fully
 > populated rectangular matrix if there's no intention of using all of it.
 > Better perhaps to use a data model that has a "matrix" representation or
 > equivalent at its core for the global data and a cloud of "data bits" for
 > the non-global stuff.

i.e., an object oriented database .....  :-)

Bob Morris

 > Cheers - k

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