Sure, I'll gladly add my comments on gdmuml ... I've been monitoring (and occasionally participating) in the gdmxml and GenealogyXML groups for a few months. From the beginning my interest has been more in the data model rather than in an XML schema.
As a starting point, I believe the GENTECH model has the advantage that it is more general purpose. It addresses the process of genealogical research whereas some of the other approaches are deliberately process agnostic. And, as you know, it reflects the wealth of experience of the Lexicon Working Group. gdmuml's objective is to create a representation of the "gdm" in the UML. The intent is to capture the semantics of the "gdm" while factoring out the influence of a database implementation. The outcome will be a more conceptual representation of the model. I don't see my project as developing another standard, but there is always the risk of not making a faithful translation or of introducing an alternate interpretation. I am hoping that gdmuml will make the GENTECH model more easily understood and thus widen the potential audience. Stan Mitchell GDMUML: http://freepages.tech.rootsweb.com/~mitchellsharp/ GDMUML mail list: [EMAIL PROTECTED] ----- Original Message ----- From: "Hans Fugal" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Sent: Thursday, August 15, 2002 1:25 PM Subject: Re: [gdmxml] GDMXML et. al. > I realize I neglected to comment on TEI and Stan's project. I am only > vaguely familiar with TEI but I know that it is a general-purpose XML > standard for encoding text (as in transcriptions). It probably is > applicable in a genealogy framework, although I'm not sure how at this > point. > > As for Stan's project, I am hoping that he'll comment on it for us. :) > > -- > "Everybody is talking about the weather but nobody does anything about it." > -- Mark Twain > > _______________________________________________ > gdmxml mailing list > [EMAIL PROTECTED] > http://fugal.net/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/gdmxml > _______________________________________________ gdmxml mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://fugal.net/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/gdmxml