[trustable-software] t.opinion isn't t.feedback

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Thu Nov 28 13:27:26 GMT 2019

 	it is my view that in moderm times, the statement that this is 
only possible from a human again is incorrect. Approaches such as 
argumentation and Wigmore chart allow the automation here.


On Thu, 28 Nov 2019, Paul Albertella wrote:

> Hi,
> I wrote:
> > Do we need to have two terms, to allow us to distinguish between these
> > two types of input, or can we come up with a term that encompasses
> > both?
> After discussing this with a colleague (Daniel Silverstone, take a bow), 
> we have another suggestion:
> 1) We retain t.opinion, but explicitly define it as a recorded statement 
> from a human relating to a t.proposal, which is necessarily subjective.
> 2) We add a new element called t.score, which represents recorded input 
> to an evaluation process that can be mechanically processed. This may be 
> human in origin (e.g. a record of a show of hands in a meeting, or an 
> approval registered through a code review system), or it may come from a 
> computer system (e.g. pass/fail logged by an automated process, based on 
> the results of a test execution).
> * A t.score MAY be supported or accompanied by a t.opinion.
> * A t.score MAY be supported by other recorded evidence (e.g. full test
>   results or a log file).
> I hope that this makes a clearer distinction between the different 
> classes of evidence that we want to consider, while being sufficiently 
> generic to enable us to model any type of process.
> Regards,
> Paul
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