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CFPS Submitter Title Type Created Updated Keywords Description See Also
122 Proctor, Tony Proposal for Image Meta-Data Standard Area to Standardise 2015-05-24 2015-05-24 Images, copyright, Attribution, Metadata Proposal to devise an image meta-data standard to handle copyright, attribution, provenance, and the identification of historical subjects, including their position.
104 Smith, Richard Proposal to use GEDCOM X’s container format Comment on CFPS 91 2014-02-01 2014-02-01 GEDCOM X, container files, jar files, MIME types, metadata, Dublin Core, modularity, URIs This paper considers the proposal to ratify GEDCOM X as a FHISO standard, and supports the adoption of GEDCOM X's container file format. 91
97 Smith, Richard Type safety in an extensible data model Comment on CFPS 79 2013-11-25 2013-11-25 data model, statement, node, type safety, extensibility, discovery This paper resolves some type-safety issues raised in CFPS 79 about the statement formalism of CFPS 77, though which apply equally to CFPS 4's node formalism. 4 77 79
96 Smith, Richard Proposal to allow recording the holders of offices, titles and land Proposal 2013-11-18 2014-02-02 titles, office holders, land ownership, hereditaments, regnal numbers This paper proposes a structured mechanism for recording the ownership of land, and the holders of titles and offices.
93 Smith, Richard Requirements for storing media objects Requirement 2013-10-30 2013-10-30 media objects, images, audio, container files, jar files, MIME types, metadata, Dublin Core This paper discusses the requirements for storing media objects, such as images, vidoes and audio recordings, and attaching them to items of genealogical significance.
91 Heaton, Ryan A substantive vision and proposal to validate and ratify the GEDCOM X specification set Proposal 2013-03-29 2013-03-29 GEDCOM X, vision A substantive vision for FHISO, and a proposal that FHISO's first step in fulfillment of this vision be to validate and ratify the GEDCOM X specification set. 103 104
90 Gardner, Robert FHISO Microdata Markup Proposal Area to Standardise 2013-08-14 2013-08-14 microdata markup html This paper proposes a microdata markup standard based on the vocabulary to be used for genealogical information published on the World Wide Web. The authors propose that FHISO assume responsibility for publishing, promoting, enhancing, and maintaining the standard.
89 Cothey, Viv Sources, events, personae, individuals and graphs Comment on CFPS 72 2013-08-06 2013-08-06 The paper identifies an evidence graph as the basis for an explicitly evidence based and culturally agnostic approach to genealogical information systems. 4 21 22 24 25 34 63 70 72 73 78
88 Trauring, Philip Asynchronous Collaboration: A Proposal Proposal 2013-07-30 2013-07-30 collaboration, sharing, cloud storage, UUID, media, photographs, documents, sources, geographic, places, events A series of methods for sharing information between different researchers, that are investigating overlapping segments of their family trees, and receiving updates. 101
79 Tychonievich, Luther The Principle of Sensible Disbelief Comment on CFPS 77 2013-06-25 2013-06-25 The principle of sensible disbelief provides useful research-modelling and disagreement-moderating properties in CFPS 4 which are absent from CFPS 77. 4 77 97
78 Kessler, Louis Nine Necessities in a GEDCOM Replacement Requirement 2013-06-05 2013-06-05 sources, conclusions, citations, formatting, places, events, facts, data model, syntax, extensions, registration, testing, updates This paper describes requirements for a Source Detail record and a Place record to be added, and stresses issues such as no extensions, registration and compliance testing, and regular updates, as well as the need to keep the standard as simple as possible. 89 112 114
77 Smith, Richard A unified formalism for genealogical statements Comment on CFPS 4 2013-06-05 2013-06-05 data model, architecture, statement, graph, RDF This paper proposes a way of unifying the various types of node in the formalism for modelling genealogical research proposed in CFPS 4. 4 79 94 95 97
75 Smith, Richard Functional requirement for recording searches Requirement 2013-05-22 2013-05-22 search, inference, negative inference This paper discusses the requirement for recording searches, whether proposed, successful or unsuccessful, in addition to the results of the search.
73 Johnston, Wesley Beyond Lineage-Linked Requirement 2013-05-09 2013-05-09 relationships, community trees, place, merging, sharing, manipulation, sorting, searching, aggregating, reporting, analysis There is a need to model, share, and manipulate relationships other than inter-personal lineage-linkage. 89
72 Wetmore, Thomas Persona Records Area to Standardise 2013-05-01 2013-05-01 Persona, Person Record, Data Model, Research, Evidence, Conclusion, Nominal Record, Two-tier, N-tier A persona record contains a transcription of information about a single person found in a single item from source material. Persona records are important components in genealogical systems that support recording evidence and research. 89
71 Johnston, Wesley Attachments Requirement 2013-05-07 2013-05-07 merge, atttachment, file, image, picture, photograph, document, pdf This paper identifies a few functional requirements for files attached to an entity within a GEDCOM database.
70 Johnston, Wesley Places Requirement 2013-05-07 2013-05-07 place, town, city, street, township, county, country This paper identifies several functional requirements for places within a GEDCOM database. 89
68 Smith, Richard Comments on the serialisation of date ranges in CFPS 17 and CFPS 40 Comment on CFPS 40 2013-04-30 2013-04-30 dates, date ranges, durations, precision, calendars Comments on alternative syntaxes for date ranges, and the need to define their semantics including the arithmetic of durations and dates. 17 40 67
65 Tychonievich, Luther A Gradual Path to Standardised Citations Proposal 2013-04-26 2013-04-29 sources, citations, names, outref, xref, cross-references, xlink, pointers, variants Citations are a mix of out-references and cross-references. These can be standardised independently of a Citations Names Authority. 112 114
63 Proctor, Tony Proposal for Handling Sources and Citations Proposal 2013-04-22 2013-04-22 Sources, Citations Proposal for handling sources and citations 89 112 114
40 Tychonievich, Luther Sortable, Versatile CFPS 17 Comment on CFPS 17 2013-04-17 2013-04-17 Dates, Date Range, ISO-8601, Quarters CFPS 17's yearly quarters are not sortable with other dates; fixing this makes the proposal more general as well. 17 68
37 Smith, Richard Proposal for a scalable extensibility mechanism Proposal 2013-04-12 2015-05-30 extensibility, vendor extensions, forwards compatibility, decentralised development, XML namespaces, URIs, GEDCOM Proposal to address certain extensibility requirements by using XML namespaces, both in XML formats and in non-XML formats such as GEDCOM. 67
36 Proctor, Tony Proposal for Accommodating Custom Properties Proposal 2013-04-03 2013-04-20 Properties, Customisation, Person Proposal for accommodating custom properties for persons
34 Proctor, Tony Requirement to Separate Evidence and Conclusion Requirement 2013-03-30 2013-04-20 Evidence, Conclusion, Transcription, Mark-up Requirement to separate evidence and conclusion 89
31 Proctor, Tony Requirement to Support Family History Data Requirement 2013-03-29 2013-04-20 Family-history, Genealogy, Events, Narrative Requirement to support both Family History and Genealogy data
27 Proctor, Tony Requirement for Representing Uncertain Characters Requirement 2013-03-27 2013-04-20 Transcription, Mark-up, UCF Requirement for representing uncertain characters in transcribed data 69
25 Proctor, Tony Proposal to Accommodate Structured Events Proposal 2013-03-07 2013-04-20 Events, Events-protracted, Events-hierarchical Proposal to accommodate protracted and hierarchical events 89
24 Proctor, Tony Proposal to Adopt Certain Core Record Linkages Proposal 2013-03-14 2013-04-20 Record-linkage, Events, Persons, Sources, Personae Proposal for the major record linkages in the data model 89
23 Proctor, Tony Proposal to Defining a Preferred Vocabulary Area to Standardise 2013-03-19 2013-04-20 Glossary, Lexicon, Vocabulary Proposal to define a Preferred Vocabulary and Lexicon 74
22 Proctor, Tony Proposal for Handling Place References Proposal 2013-03-21 2013-04-20 Place-references, Place-hierarchies Proposal for handling Place References 89
21 Proctor, Tony Proposal for Handling Personal Names Proposal 2013-03-19 2013-04-20 Personal-names, Culture-neutral Proposal for Handling Personal Names 89
20 Proctor, Tony Proposal for Handling Partially Controlled Vocabularies Proposal 2013-03-13 2013-04-20 Tag-values, Namespaces, Software-vocabulary Proposal for handling partially controlled vocabularies for types
19 Proctor, Tony Proposal to Create a Standard Run-time Object Model Area to Standardise 2013-02-25 2013-04-20 Object-model, Scripting, Queries Proposal to have a standard object model to support scripting and query languages.
18 Proctor, Tony Proposal to Accommodate Mark-up in Narrative Text Proposal 2013-03-08 2013-04-20 Text, Narrative, Mark-up Proposal to accommodate mark-up in all forms of narrative text
17 Proctor, Tony Proposal to Accommodate Gregorian Dates using a Modified ISO 8601 Proposal 2013-03-06 2013-04-20 Dates, Date Range, ISO-8601, Quarters Proposed adoption of a modified ISO 8601 subset to accommodate Gregorian dates, and yearly quarters thereof 40 44 67 68 102 103
16 Proctor, Tony Requirement for Locale Independence in Data Representations Requirement 2013-03-11 2013-04-20 Locales, Portability, Serialisation-format Functional requirement for locale independence in representations of the Data Model.
15 Proctor, Tony Proposal to Accommodate Event Constraints Proposal 2013-03-06 2013-04-20 Events, Event-ordering Proposed adoption constraints between events
13 Proctor, Tony Proposal to Accommodate Alternative World Calendar Systems Proposal 2013-03-11 2013-04-20 Dates, World-calendars Proposed adoption of a date syntax applicable to multiple world calendars, both historical and modern-day. 14 38 43
7 Tychonievich, Luther Multi-Granularity Standards Requirement 2013-03-17 2013-03-17 Data model, requirement, conflict, multiple standards, import, export, granularity, lattice Tools must be able to import course-grained information because existing usage patterns presume incompatible data granularity.
6 Tychonievich, Luther Partial Implementation and Extensions Requirement 2013-03-15 2013-04-16 partial implementation, extension, collaboration Round-trip communication between tools supporting different portions of the data standard should behave sanely. Nine use cases demonstrate what that means. 98
5 Tychonievich, Luther Inference Rules Proposal 2013-03-15 2013-03-15 inference, indirect evidence, evidence, rule, extension Inference rules used in indirect evidence should be codified within the data model. 8
4 Tychonievich, Luther Modeling Research, not Conclusions Proposal 2013-03-10 2013-03-10 Data model, architecture, research An data model architecture for storing each step in the research process, simplifying collaboration. 77 79 89 94 95 97

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