Non-TBX tagging of term and definition entries, which may be appearance-oriented or tagged semantically with terms, definitions, parts of speech, etc.
This element is intended to be tagged in display sequence, as a supplement or alternative to the more structured <tbx:termEntry>.
Tagging Terms and Definitions in NISO STS
There are two very different strategies for tagging terms and definitions. Both structures occur optionally inside a Term Section (<term-sec>) in NISO STS standards or adoption document: one is TBX and the other is a simpler, less powerful TBX-alternative.
- TBX: TBX is a concept-oriented encoding of terminological data. The TBX element <tbx:termEntry> models a term using the TBX-namespaced vocabulary and ontology for terms, which can record information about any number of synonymous terms in multiple languages. The TBX vocabulary used in NISO STS is derived and extended from ISO 30042.
- Term Display: The NISO STS element <term-display> uses natural language to describe terms, and may OR MAY NOT incorporate semantic term elements such as definition (<def> and part of speech <part-of-speech>). Semantic tagging is encouraged, but nothing is enforced.
An organization can choose to use one or the other or; the two encodings may appear side-by-side as equivalents. Processes that deal with NISO STS documents should be prepared to see either (or both) forms of a term entry and to use one or the other (or both) as appropriate.
Tagging with Term-Display
The <term-display> element is a more appearance-oriented encoding of terminological data that may be used when:
- By a standards organization that chooses not to employ TBX,
- When is difficult to generate the desired formatted display from a TBX entry, or
- For backfile conversion, in cases where it is difficult to create a useful TBX term entry from an appearance-oriented input document.
The looser term display description of a term and its definition (potentially containing nothing but undifferentiated text) was designed to:
- Enable tagging term and definition content in the sequence in which that content appears in the standards document;
- Enable, but not require, tagging of the principle semantic components of term and definition sections (such as the term, the definition, related elements, part of speech, etc.);
- Enable tagging that will allow extraction of terms and definitions for use in glossaries containing terms and definitions from many standards; and
- Make tagging existing terms and definitions easier (in some senses) than using the more structured TBX tagging.
Models and Context
May be contained in
The following, in order:
- <title> Title, zero or more
- Any combination of:
- <def> Definition
- <part-of-speech> Part of Speech
- <pronunciation> Pronunciation
- <related-term> Related Terms
- <term> Term
- <term-source> Term Source Elements
- <p> Paragraph
- Paragraph-level Display Elements
- <address> Address/Contact Information
- <array> Array (Simple Tabular Array)
- <boxed-text> Boxed Text
- <chem-struct-wrap> Chemical Structure Wrapper
- <code> Code Text
- <fig> Figure
- <fig-group> Figure Group
- <graphic> Graphic
- <media> Media Object
- <preformat> Preformatted Text
- <supplementary-material> Supplementary Material
- <table-wrap> Table Wrapper
- <table-wrap-group> Table Wrapper Group
- <alternatives> Alternatives For Processing
- Standards Note and Example Elements
- <disp-formula> Formula, Display
- <disp-formula-group> Formula, Display Group
- Math Elements
- Related Material Elements
- <disp-quote> Quote, Displayed
- <speech> Speech
- <statement> Statement, Formal
- <verse-group> Verse Form For Poetry
As the content of a <term-sec>
... <sec sec-type="terms"> <label>3</label> <title>DEFINITIONS</title> ... <term-sec> <label>3.2</label> <term-display> <term>Acquisition Management Systems Control (AMSC) Number</term> <def> <p>A control number assigned by the ASSIST Automated Document Number Module which indicates that a data item description (DID) or a defense specification or standard that cites DIDs has been cleared for use by the DoD.</p> </def> </term-display> </term-sec> <term-sec> <label>3.3</label> <term-display> <term>ASSIST</term> <def> <p>The official database containing information about standardization documents (to include DIDs) used in the DoD. ASSIST also provides electronic access to government documents included in the database over the Internet. ASSIST can be accessed at <ext-link xlink:href="https://assist.dla.mil/online/start/"> https://assist.dla.mil/online/start/</ext-link>.</p> </def> </term-display> </term-sec> </sec> ...
With <tbx:termEntry> in a <term-sec>
... <body> ... <term-sec id="sec_2.2.5"> <label>2.2.5</label> <tbx:termEntry xmlns:tbx="urn:iso:std:iso:30042:ed-1" id="term_2.2.5">...</tbx:termEntry> <term-display id="h2238-33"> <term>hoogwerker</term> <part-of-speech norm-part-of-speech="noun">noun</part-of-speech> <related-term related-term-type="acronym" rid="h2238-33.a">HW</related-term> <def> <p>hefplatform bestaande uit een werkplatform en een hydraulische hefinrichting gemonteerd op een zelfaangedreven chassis</p> </def> <non-normative-note> <p>Zie <std><std-ref>EN 1777</std-ref></std>.</p> </non-normative-note> </term-display> </term-sec> </body> ...