On Fri, 04 Jan 2008 02:01:22 +0200, Lars Aronsson <lars(a)aronsson.se> wrote:
Gustavo García wrote:
* Infoboxes could use some kind of hierarchy to
differently the same concept. For ex. president.birth_date or
Musical_Artist.Born could inherit from Person and reuse
Person.birth_date to avoid inconsistencies.
Nice thinking, but this is very unlikely to happen. Infoboxes and
similar templates are created spontaneously by people who are more
interested (and knowledgeable) in 19th century poets or vintage
cars than in data structures. Your kind of structuring would send
them to programming classes before they can start to document
vintage cars and that would kill off their enthusiasm.
IMO, the only viable way to process such kind of structures would be to update the fields
of identified semantics *in* the templates from some sort of language-neutral database,
filled and verified separately. Or make that Wikidata, or whatever. Which ought to be
reasonably welldeveloped and to work smoothly beforehand.