Issue 431: make methodology clear
Taking into account the discussion in the crm-sig list about Place vs. SpaceTimeVolume, Martin proposes to add in the CRM, in the section Terminology, definition of "Class", to add an adequate variant of
"It is per definitionem wrong for all CRM concept to argue with the meaning of the label. Labels can only be wrong wrt to the scope note. Per definitionem they do not constitute definitions."
In the 45th joint meeting of the CIDOC CRM SIG and SO/TC46/SC4/WG9; 38th FRBR – CIDOC CRM Harmonization meeting, the sig sided with adding a clause conveying the meaning that the label of a class is not its definition –along the lines of that proposed by MD: “It is per definitionem wrong for all CRM concepts to argue with the meaning of the label. Labels can only be wrong with respect to the scope note. Per definitionem they do not constitute definitions.”
HW: MD is to update the definition of class in the Terminology section of the CRM, by adding the aforementioned clause.
Heraklion, October 2019