Re: What information is lost at capture-time?

From: Dawn M. Wolthuis <>
Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2004 09:40:06 -0500
Message-ID: <c5rfko$bjq$>

"mAsterdam" <> wrote in message news:408109fd$0$559$
> What information is lost at capture-time?
> 1. reference to information not already available.
Including information from all senses
> 2. information that doesn't fit the existing structure.
> Number 1 needs additional reference information,
> 2 needs a change of model.
> Both may be to cumbersome.
> 3. information contradicting information already available.
> 4. loss due to mistakes, sometimes caused by (4a) interface inadequacies.
> 5. loss due to "minimal input to get the job done"
> (not caring about the shared data).

6. Information that is "lost in translation" The person (or service) updating the data understands it, but cues that might help someone interpret the data are missing. This might be a combination of a couple of the others, but seemed worthy of another bullet.

7. Loss due to inaccurate or misleading metadata The information might be added correctly but when passed along in the form of a report, the information describing the data could be misleading (even to the extent that the untagged data is fine, but the described/tagged data would appear wrong).

> Any thoughts?

Great list. What do you plan to do with it? --dawn Received on Sat Apr 17 2004 - 16:40:06 CEST

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