[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - (consulate)-->(office=diplomatic)

Colin Smale colin.smale at xs4all.nl
Sun Nov 11 10:52:37 UTC 2018

On 2018-11-11 11:27, Warin wrote:

> On 11/11/18 20:05, Colin Smale wrote: 
> On 2018-11-11 07:49, Graeme Fitzpatrick wrote: 
> But wouldn't it be covered by the name eg "Australian Embassy to Russia"? 
> We should not rely on free-text fields like "name" to convey information that belongs in a structured form...

The text clearly identifies the object as;
an Embassy
The 'from' country as Australia
the 'to' country ... as Russia ... though this may also include other
countries too ..and would be indicated by an enclosure by that county. 

You miss the point... The fact that the words "Australian Embassy"
and/or "to Russia" occur in the "name" tag is not enough for an
automated processor to unambiguously understand that the sending nation
is the Commonwealth of Australia and the receiving nation is the Russian
Federation. All these words can be written in any language of the world.
Hence the need for the "from," "to" and "function" concepts to be
modelled with a curated list of values - there are only so many
countries and international organisations (in this sense) in the world,
and those lists are pretty static. 

Enclosure won't work for missions to international organisations or the
Vatican either. There are (IIRC) also arrangements between countries
such that the embassy of A in country B also represents country C under
certain circumstances. This also doesn't fit nicely with the "from"/"to"
model. On wikipedia they are called "De facto embassies": 

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