SWML suggestion...

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Sun Jun 29 16:24:18 UTC 2003

SignWriting List
June 29, 2003

Thank you, Dan, for your suggestion - Good to have it for our meeting
on Tuesday -  Val ;-)


On Sunday, June 29, 2003, at 07:08 AM, Dan Parvaz wrote:

> Dear Val, Antonio Carlos, and anyone else who is interested,
> I have a suggestion for extending SWML to make using it a little
> simpler. On those occasions when the sign used in a document
> corresponds precisely with what is available in a dictionary file
> (which has also been converted to SWML), it'd be nice to allow a
> pointer from a text SWML file to a Table SWML file. Basically,
> something along the lines of...
> <sign>
>    <external uri="us-dictionary.swml" gloss="same(2)" />
>    ...
> </sign>
> .... or something like that. I know that this creates some dependency
> issues, to say nothing of the search time in creating the initial SWML
> file (although this could be made smarter if the dictionary were
> inserted in suffix trees/Patricia tries or something similar); these
> are concerns which I share. However, it would reflect in SWML's
> semantics what is practiced by SW users; namely, that the dictionary
> is often referenced in typing running text. It would also help
> separate "core" dictionaries from those developed by the user.
> Dan.
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