It would be exceptionally nice if most viewers would recognize ALL SGML
based entity tags, so you could do the reference tag matching that has
been mentioned before.
My 2 pennys,
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From: Philippe-Andre Prindeville on Tue, Jun 20, 1995 3:58 PM
Subject: Of (proper) names, aliases, and languages
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I was just thinking about knobots and machine generated indexes for
search engines (as I often do for lack of something useful to
occupy me ;-)...
And the following struck me:
In texts, you can have:
wolfram for tungsten
constantinople for instanbul
consumption for cancer
king charles for charlemagne
mark twain for samuel langhorn clemens
etc. Ie, there are words and names that in other languages, times,
contexts, dialects, etc. might have several "aliases". We need to
be able to tag these associations (equivalences) so that "unworldly"
software (search engines, possibly AI, possibly not) can still
make intelligent selections.
Anyone else feel there is a need here?
Then there is the case of names being language dependent, like
budweiser (german) being natively budevice (czech)... but that's
a different can of worms.