[tdwg-content] Treatise on Occurrence, tokens, and basisOfRecord [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
deepreef at bishopmuseum.org
Fri Oct 29 03:10:41 CEST 2010
Thanks, Julian --
I somehow missed Stan's post (among a flurry of other emails - both from
this list, and from other sources). Sorry about that, Stan! So, after now
having read Stan's post, I do agree that the "who and how" (I'm leaving out
the "what they did", to avoid people mistaking it for the "what they saw")
-- that is, the "action" (in my terms) of the Event -- should, indeed, be
regarded as part of the Event, and not part of the Occurrence (although I
still maintain it could legitimately be interpreted either way).
I should also take this opportunity to mention MUSE and FishGopher as being
among the very early efforts to organize this sort of information in a form
that could be distributed over the proto-Net.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Julian H [mailto:humphries at mail.utexas.edu]
> Sent: Thursday, October 28, 2010 1:09 PM
> To: Richard Pyle
> Cc: tdwg-content at lists.tdwg.org
> Subject: Re: [tdwg-content] Treatise on Occurrence, tokens,
> and basisOfRecord [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
> As Stan said in an earlier message today:
> "Back to the issue of event definition: If Event is defined
> as just the conjunction (association, intersection, join) of
> space and time, there is nothing to tell you why this
> particular interval is of interest."
> In other words the who and how and what they did that made
> the event of interest.
> At 02:30 PM 10/28/2010, Richard Pyle wrote:
> > > Yeah, some act took place at that place and time. In the
> context of
> > > Occurrence, probably an act of sampling or collecting, and so one
> > > should expect metadata documenting that act (who, how, etc)
> >As I alluded to in my previous post, it's not clear to me
> whether the
> >who, how, etc. are intrinsic properties of the Event, or if
> the "Event"
> >simply represents the single coordinate in 4-D space-time; and the
> >other stuff is more a function of the Occurrence (i.e., more
> >about documenting the tuple of Event+Individual). I can see
> >arguments either way. My inclination is that the word "Event" goes
> >beyond merely the space-time coordinate, and implies some sort of
> >"action". As such, my inclination is to define the "Event" as more
> >than just the 4D space-time coordinate, and include who,
> how, etc. as part of the "action" of the Event.
> >As is probably obvious, I haven't throught this through extensively
> >yet, so I reserve the right to change my mind.
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