Queries received as of 5 May 2000
Mon May 8 11:20:15 2000
A comment by Jonathan C. Matti about
by Jonathan C. Matti
One of the first tasks that the SLTT executed was for each
participant to submit to me a list of 20 queries they would want to
launch at a digital geologic-map data base. The idea here was to see
where each of us stood in terms of our sense of data-base content, and
whether we were thinking data bases or paper maps.
The documents linked below show the results received as
of 5 May, 2000.
20_queries_master_1.pdf [PDF, 95k]
This document lists the geologic-map data base queries submitted by Science
Language Technical Team participants as of 5 May, 2000. The queries are archived
just as they were submitted, with no modification.
20_queries_master_html_1.pdf [PDF, 95k]
For discussion purposes, the SLTT chair has unilaterally
organized the same queries into categories.
20_queries_terminology.pdf [PDF, 160k]
A list of English words made as an attempt to identify various nouns, verbs,
adjectives, modifiers, and qualifiers that occur in the 20-queries responses submitted by
Science Langauge Technical Team participants (20 queries, v. 1.0). Such a list is one
step in understanding the nomenclatural ambiguities, clarities, and uncertainties
involved in our geo-nomenclature (for example, is there concensus on the meaning of
certain, deposit, environment, lithology, low-angle, coarse-grained, alluvium,
plutonic, mylonitic, fabric, unit, approximate, inferred). The list also helps in
understanding the geometric, quantitative, and qualitative relationships that exist among
geo-terms (overlies, greater than, as young as, associated with, buried by,
resting on, developed on, underlies, overtops, less than).
For convenience, the same information is available in Microsoft Word format:
Context of this discussion
This page is part of a discussion of Anticipated queries for a geologic map database?:
Further discussion of Queries received as of 5 May 2000 (this page):
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