Re: Fresnel future

From: Emmanuel Pietriga <>
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2005 08:31:29 +0100

Andrew Green wrote:
> Hello, all,
> OK, I know it's called a "Display Vocabulary", but... In more general
> terms, Frensel is an effort to organize and standarize (some of the)
> algorithms needed to link complex knowledge represenations to friendly
> human interfaces, right? So, what about going beyond just "Display"?
> What about data modification, creation and validation?
> I ask because we're planning to use Fresnel in our application, but our
> interface will allow users to do more than just view data: they will
> also be able to modify it. It doesn't make sense for us to use a totally
> seperate mechanism for that functionality. The algorithms for going both
> ways (from the k.r. to the u.i. and vice versa) have much in common;
> much of the same information is used to determine both processes.
> So we're thinking of taking Fresnel Display Vocabulary as a base and
> expanding on it.
> Any thoughts on the matter?
> Greetings,
> Andrew Green

Hello Andrew,

We considered the "editing" side but decided to first focus on data
representation only, as it is by itself a complex problem. We'll
probably address the editing side at some point, but as far as I am
concerned I'm not ready to go that way yet (though nothing prevents it
being discussed).

I agree it does not make sense to use a separate mechanism to address
this problem. A vocabulary within the Fresnel framework does.

Emmanuel Pietriga
INRIA Futurs - Projet In Situ    tel : +33 1 69 15 34 66
Bat 490, Université Paris-Sud    fax : +33 1 69 15 65 86
91405 ORSAY Cedex FRANCE
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