[open-linguistics] Linguistic relevance

Christian Chiarcos christian.chiarcos at web.de
Tue Feb 24 01:29:18 UTC 2015

> Christian's argument that a content-based definition may exclude
> appropriate resources deserves serious consideration. However, it seems
> questionable that an intention-based definition "provides a very clear-cut,
> objective criterion". Millions of lawyers earn their livings arguing over
> what the intents of legislators, murderers, and other persons were.

Hm, true. The intention does not, but the accompanying publication, the
affiliation or specialization would. Would it be better to avoid phrases
like "intentionally" or "created for" and simply require an accompanying
publication or an appropriate affiliation? IMHO, this would not make a
difference in the application of the definition, but without further
motivation this seems a little ad hoc, maybe even discriminating ...

Just a thought ;)

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