Press Release

A New Technical Committee, Entity Resolution, Proposed by OASIS Members

Leading OASIS members have proposed the Entity Resolution Technical Committee, the goals and purpose are shown at the end of this announcement. The initial member group is comprised of Lauren Wood, SoftQuad Software Inc.; Norman Walsh, Sun Microsystems; Paul Grosso, Arbortext, Inc.; and John Cowan, Reuters Health. The request for a new TC meets the requirements of the OASIS TC process, and is attached below. The purpose and goals of the committee are below. To become a member of this new TC you should notify Lauren Wood, the committee chair, of your interest, and participate in the first meeting. For the procedure for joining after the first meeting see the TC process at Name of TC: Entity Resolution TC. Statement of Purpose: The objective of the Entity Resolution TC is to provide facilities to address issue A of the OASIS catalog specification (TR 9401). These facilities will take into account new XML features and delete those features of TR 9401 that are only applicable to SGML, as well as those features applicable only to issue B in TR 9401. Deliverables: The Entity Resolution TC will produce a Committee Specification that uses XML syntax and provides a DTD (potentially also an XML Schema) for that syntax. This specification will be ready by August 2001. The Entity Resolution TC intends to submit the Committee Specification as an OASIS Standard after sufficient implementation experience has been gathered. The Entity Resolution TC will conduct its business in English. The Entity Resolution TC will meet by telephone on alternate Monday afternoons at 2 pm Pacific time, starting on November 27, 2000. Meetings will last for one hour. The Entity Resolution TC will not hold face-to-face meetings. Meetings will not be held on public holidays that affect the majority of the participants. The OASIS PEOTCPs that are committed to the meeting schedule are Lauren Wood, SoftQuad Software Inc. Norman Walsh, Sun Microsystems, Inc. Paul Grosso, Arbortext, Inc. John Cowan, Reuters Health The chair of the Entity Resolution TC will be Lauren Wood of SoftQuad Software Inc. The telephone bridge will be sponsored by Sun Microsystems, Inc. Since there are no face-to-face meetings, there are no face-to-face meeting sponsors. Lauren Wood Director of Product Technology SoftQuad Software Inc. ###