first draft of a merge rule set
warlord at MIT.EDU
Wed Apr 14 12:14:42 EDT 2004
linas at linas.org (Linas Vepstas) writes:
> yeah, I guess ... that's OK. I dunno. maybe not. But a good baseline
> would be purely automated algo like so:
But wait, there are multiple questions that need to be answered.
1) Is this semantically the same object? For example, does this
Account* and that Account* point to (semantically) the same
"Account"? I'm not convinced a distance vector is necessarily
the correct measure. Perhaps a weighted distance vector would
be appropriate (but then again the weights would be per-object,
a "parameter weight"?).
2) Do these semantically equivalent objects have the same or
different data in them? This is more a question to determine
if you have any work to do once you determine that you've got
a duplicate in the import queue.
Derek Atkins, SB '93 MIT EE, SM '95 MIT Media Laboratory
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