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From Benson Margulies <bimargul...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release Apache opennlp-1.5.2-incubating-rc5
Date Tue, 15 Nov 2011 02:22:22 GMT
On Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 9:20 PM, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 15 November 2011 02:12, Benson Margulies <bimargulies@gmail.com> wrote:
>> That page is very misleading, and there was a long discussion of this
>> topic elsewhere.
>>
>> Look at the example just above the requirement:
>>
>> "The Apache Xerces XML parsing library is easily configurable and
>> compliant with current standards"
>>
>> Yes, in some sense, Xerces is an adjective there, but really what the
>> senator is trying to say is to construct a particular noun phrase.
>
> AIUI, trademarks need to be used as if they are adjectives.
>
> For example:
>
> The Hoover vacuum cleaner is versatile
> NOT
> The Hoover is a versatile vacuum cleaner

I think I've just discovered that I'm too tired to type. I agree:
that's an adjective. However, it's really very hard to make sense of
the requirement without the example, either what you just sent or
what's on the page.


>
> (indeed the Hoover might be a kettle, but that's a different fish!).
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