Re: Semantic equivalence of xml documents
Hi, You say you've got a schema defined for your data, and want to check semantic sameness for it with your customer (if I got you right). As with everything, it depends. One way *I* would do this is not to define my own schema, but instead use a general schema with semantics capabilites, create an ontology that speaks of my semantics, like with XTM Topic Maps, and then it's easy to create test-queries against those two maps to determine semantic equality. Heck, even a simple map merger would come up with enough stuff to determine most semantics. The same could also be done with RDF and an inferencing engine as well. As others have said, there's not much semantics defined in XML alone; you need the Semantic Web! *grin* Alex -- "Ultimately, all things are known because you want to believe you know." - Frank Herbert __ http://shelter.nu/ __________________________________________________
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