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SBVR16 — SBVR Issue - What is a 'terminological entry'

  • Key: SBVR16-50
  • Legacy Issue Number: 19749
  • Status: open  
  • Source: Thematix Partners LLC ( Mr. Edward J. Barkmeyer)
  • Summary:

    Specification: SBVR

    Version: 1.3 (from RTF Report)

    Title: What is a 'terminological entry'


    SBVR clause 6.2 (How to read this specification) says:

    "This specification describes a vocabulary, or actually a set of vocabularies, using terminological entries. Each entry

    includes a definition, along with other specifications such as notes and examples."

    But the term 'terminological entry' is not defined anywhere in the text of SBVR. In particular, it does not appear in Clause 19.3 in relationship to 'terminological dictionary'.

    Clause 19.3 says a 'terminological dictionary' is a collection of representations, that it "includes representations" and "presents a vocabulary". But then a vocabulary is a "set of designations", and is apparently related to them by 'thing is in set', because there is no other stated verb concept to relate them. So the vocabulary is a subset of the "set of representations" that is included in a terminological dictionary that presents it? But a 'terminological entry' seems to be none of the above, and a 'terminological dictionary' does not include them? This set of circumlocutions completely fails to present a clear model for the exchange of a vocabulary or of a terminological dictionary. The central idea in a terminological entry, if SBVR is any indication, is a concept, and representations of it, and related commentary.

  • Reported: SBVR 1.3 — Fri, 17 Apr 2015 04:00 GMT
  • Updated: Tue, 9 Jul 2019 14:49 GMT