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  1. OMG Issue

SBVR14 — Definition of Rulebook

  • Key: SBVR14-99
  • Legacy Issue Number: 19797
  • Status: closed  
  • Source: Trisotech ( Mr. Ron Ross)
  • Summary:

    The current definition of “rulebook” in SBVR is counterintuitive and simply wrong if judged on the basis of real-life rulebooks. People who use rulebooks expect to find a collection of rules first and foremost, not a terminological dictionary plus a set of rules. It is even possible (though not a good practice) to produce a rulebook with no definitions (terminological entries) whatsoever.

    Also, the Note in the entry for “rulebook” seems to overlook definitional elements of guidance. Obviously a rulebook can and almost always do include definitional elements of guidance.

  • Reported: SBVR 1.2 — Fri, 12 Jun 2015 04:00 GMT
  • Disposition: Resolved — SBVR 1.4b2
  • Disposition Summary:

    1. Change the current definition of “rulebook” in SBVR to remove the unintended consequence of the “terminological dictionary plus” that makes rulebook a subcategory of terminological dictionary, which was never intended.
    2. Remove the unintended subtype connection in diagram Figure 19.5 from rulebook to terminological dictionary.
    3. Change the Note in the entry for rulebook to remove the “terminological dictionary plus” which is superfluous.
    4. Add an entry for the special case of '
    SBVR rulebook' (or 'complete rulebook'), as reflected in SBVR Part 1:

    • page 4, in Clause 1.4, second bullet.
    • page 4, in Clause 1.5, second paragraph, fourth line.
    • page 6, in Clause 2.2, fourth line from the very top.
      (The other uses of 'rulebook' in Part 1 do not relate to this Issue.)
      An 'SBVR rulebook' (or 'complete rulebook') is a rulebook that includes a complete terminological dictionary.
      5. Make other related edits (e.g., revised wording in Notes to correspond to these changes.)
  • Updated: Thu, 6 Apr 2017 13:51 GMT