Chuck Herrold wrote:
> I too initially assumed that use of the singular would allow computer
> manipulation were an occupation to be plucked from the record to break
> a conflict, and it would correspond more exactly with the instruction in
> 184.108.40.206, but are we ready to cede our role in creating unique AAPs to a
I have a hunch that instead of moving to machine-assembled AAPs, what we'll have instead is a reliance on identifiers instead, and just do away with AAPs altogether. The various elements will be used in multiple ways by different applications and interface designs to assist the user in identifying and disambiguating the entities. So, someone might search for "John Smith", and then narrow the results down by selecting "Writers" or "Composers" or some other facet. Very much like on commercial web sites, where you can narrow down your search for a computer by specifying brand name, processor type, etc.
Kevin M. Randall
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Northwestern University Library
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