Methodology to describe chinese code


In this projet we use a double methodology to transcribe the chinese codes and describe the relationships between the different rules. We use XML as a langage for transcribing each edition of the codes as a hierarchical tree, and we use a formal language close to logical predicate for describing their relationships.  Both tools allow us to have an ontological approach to the Chinese code and its transformation. In the following sections we give a list of elements constituting our language for both the descriptive part and  transformation part.

Hierarchical transcription of Chinese code.

Each edition of the code is written in an XML format. XML is a format of information based on the principle of a hierarchical element (referred to as tag), which can have attributes and form a single shaft description.
To solve the problems of semantically different sections of the code, we did not use a predefined schema (such as TEI, ...), but we deliberately leave the option to add tags as and when the transcript requires. In the diagram, we have grouped the tags into four categories: tags for hierarchical structure, content tags, tags and formatting tags indexing.

Hierarchical tag

  • section
  • li

Content tag

  • JIJIE : collected commentaries (commentaires collationnés)
    ZUANZHU: compilers' notes (notes des compilateurs)
    BEIKAO: observations and references (remarques et références)

Formating tag

  • P
  • I

Indexing tag

  • propername
  • bookname

This list is completed as and when the transcript.

Ontology description of relation

To capture the transformation of the code, we consider that defined the existence of a law and its presence or absence in this particular edition of the code. To capture this relationship, we define a semantic relationship based on the presence or absence of association between two segments of text editing. In the XML transcription of code we are doing each part is identified by a unique number that serves as an identifier for establishing relationships. At present, we have identified the following relationships:

Unary relationship

  • Delete: a law that is no longer found in a future edition of the Code
  • Appears: means a law XML description

Binary Relationship

  • Becomes: is a law which is converted in the form of another law.

Relation to multiple parties

  • Amalgamates designates several laws which are converted into a single law
  • Split: refers to a law that has been cut in several laws
  • Variation: refers to a relationship of similarity between the two laws

This list is completed as and when the transcript.




Last update on Friday 1 September 2017 (05:52) by  J. Bourgon