[tdwg-content] dwc:associatedOccurrences

Bob Morris morris.bob at gmail.com
Mon Aug 23 20:30:46 CEST 2010

http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#associatedOccurrences   carries
this description:

Identifier:	http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/associatedOccurrences
Class:	http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Occurrence
Definition:	A list (concatenated and separated) of identifiers of
other Occurrence records and their associations to this Occurrence.
Comment:	Example: "sibling of FMNH:Mammal:1234; sibling of
FMNH:Mammal:1235". For discussion see
Details:	associatedOccurrences

My questions:
a.  Are the names of the associations, and/or the syntax of the value
meant to be community defined?
b. If no to a. , where are those definitions? If yes, Have any
communities defined any names and syntax? I am especially interested
in "duplicate of" in the case of herbarium sheets."
c. (May share an answer with b.) Is there any use being made by anyone
in which associatedOccurrences is designed to have machine-readable
values.  If yes, where?


Robert A. Morris
Emeritus Professor  of Computer Science
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Boston, MA 02125-3390
Associate, Harvard University Herbaria
email: morris.bob at gmail.com
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