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On Nov 7, 2014, at 7:13 PM, Thomas Baker <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>> It is a matter of providing a flexible and easy-to-use means of extension.  [...] it is to provide a straightforward and simple way of extending the vocabulary. That is a far more powerful and lasting effect.
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> I'm not following... Coining lots of new classes provides a simple way of extending the vocabulary?  I can see that coining new classes does indeed extend the vocabulary, but I'm missing the point...

I don't want to put words in Rob Sanderson's mouth (since he made the original critique) but I do agree with him, so I'll offer my point of view: it's a question of whether it is easier to extend the vocabulary by adding new predicates, or by adding new types. That is, "simple" is relative to the choices. This is especially so if the Bibframe predicate vocabulary remains committed to the particular Bibframe "two-level" model.

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