About the model: Question 13
13. Sometimes a place is a jurisdiction and behaves like a corporate body (e.g. United States as the name of the government of the United States). Sometimes place is a physical location in which something is located (e.g. a book about the birds of the United States). In order to distinguish between the corporate behavior of a jurisdiction and the subject behavior of a geographical location, I have defined two different classes for place, Place as Jurisdictional Corporate Body and Place as Geographic Area. Will this cause problems in the model? Will there be times when it prevents us from making elegant generalizations in the model about place per se? There is a similar problem with events. Some events are corporate bodies (e.g. conferences that publish papers) and some are a kind of subject (e.g. an earthquake). I have defined two different classes for event, Conference or Other Event as Corporate Body Creator and Event as Subject.