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  1. OMG Issue

MVF — Clarify uri vs refrence vs externalReference

  • Key: MVF-6
  • Status: closed  
  • Source: Mayo Clinic ( Dr. Davide Sottara)
  • Summary:

    The terms may be confusing, and implementers may 'misplace' important pieces of information

    'uri' is meant to be an 'individual/instance' URI, that identifies the entity represented by the MVF element
    (e.g. an individual Community - mapped by a mvf:Community, or an individual Concept - mapped by a mvf:MVFEntry)

    'externalReference', which only applies to MVFEntry, may be better called 'semanticReference', and be exepcted to resolve to a definitional resource such as an ontology (class/expression)

    'reference' seems to hold more descriptive/informative links such as web pages or other web resources.
    Maybe it could be called 'descriptiveReference' - in contrast with 'semanticReference'?

  • Reported: MVF 1.0b1 — Fri, 31 Mar 2023 18:42 GMT
  • Disposition: Resolved — MVF 1.0
  • Disposition Summary:

    Rename properties as proposed

    Rename MVFEntry::externalReference to semanticReference
    Rename MVFElement::reference to descriptiveReference

    Update the metamodel and ontology diagrams and document text referencing these names, as given below in Revised Text.

  • Updated: Mon, 2 Oct 2023 12:57 GMT
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