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Re: scope of _:existentials in N3Logic?

From: Graham Klyne <GK-lists@ninebynine.org>
Date: Sun, 28 Feb 2010 18:07:23 +0000
Message-ID: <4B8AB0DB.70409@ninebynine.org>
To: jos.deroo@agfa.com
CC: connolly@w3.org, public-cwm-talk@w3.org, public-cwm-talk-request@w3.org
FWIW, I ran into some similar problems when playing with Swish and inference 
rules - handling bnodes got rather messy.  Eventually I figured (but didn't get 
round to implementing) that I could convert to some kind of unique generated id 
on loading the data, and use similar when introducing existentials in 
inferences, treat these like any other URI for inference purposes, than convert 
back to bnodes when saving the data.

#g
--

jos.deroo@agfa.com wrote:
>   It took us 10 years to realize that the scope of blank nodes is the 
> graph in which they occur :-)
> The answer we get from euler is the same as you got from cwm:
> 
> eye --nope varscope1.n3 --pass
> #Processed by $Id: euler.yap 3310 2010-02-24 21:31:52Z josd $
> 
> @prefix : <evarscope1#>.
> @prefix var: < http://localhost/var# <http://localhost/var#> >.
> @prefix e: < http://eulersharp.sourceforge.net/2003/03swap/log-rules# 
> <http://eulersharp.sourceforge.net/2003/03swap/log-rules#> >.
> @prefix r: < http://www.w3.org/2000/10/swap/reason# 
> <http://www.w3.org/2000/10/swap/reason#> >.
> @prefix n3: < http://www.w3.org/2004/06/rei# 
> <http://www.w3.org/2004/06/rei#> >.
> 
> :bob :likes _:somebody_1.
> :fred :likes _:somebody_1.
> :alice :likes :trina.
> :trina :likes _:sk0.
> 
> 
> Kind regards,
> 
> Jos De Roo | Agfa HealthCare
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> 
> *Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>*
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> 02/23/2010 11:16 PM
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> I'm re-implementing N3Logic in scala... in particular, parsing
> N3 syntax into Coherent formulas. I'm trying to figure
> out how existential variables work in N3, and I'm surprised about
> something.
> 
> Consider:
> 
>  There's somebody that Bob likes and Fred likes.
>  And everybody that Alice likes also likes this somebody.
>  Also, Alice likes Trina.
> 
>  Does Trina like this somebody?
> 
> Of course Trina does, but when I try to write the problem
> down in N3, cwm doesn't handle it as I'd expect. cwm concludes
> that Trina likes something, but not that Trina likes
> the same somebody that Bob and Fred like.
> 
> $ cat ...varscope1.n3
> @prefix : <evarscope1#>.
> @keywords is, of, a.
> 
> bob likes _:somebody.
> fred likes _:somebody.
> { alice likes ?X } => { ?X likes _:somebody }.
> alice likes trina.
> 
> $ cwm.py ...varscope1.n3 --think
> #Processed by Id: cwm.py,v 1.197 2007/12/13 15:38:39 syosi Exp
>        #    using base
> file:///home/connolly/projects/rdfsem/src/test/resources/varscope1.n3 
> <file:///home/connolly/projects/rdfsem/src/test/resources/varscope1.n3>
>        
> #  Notation3 generation by
> #       notation3.py,v 1.200 2007/12/11 21:18:08 syosi Exp
> 
> #   Base was:
> file:///home/connolly/projects/rdfsem/src/test/resources/varscope1.n3 
> <file:///home/connolly/projects/rdfsem/src/test/resources/varscope1.n3>
>     @prefix : <evarscope1#> .
>    @prefix va: <#> .
>    
>     @forAll va:X.
>         @forSome va:_g0 .
>    
>    :alice     :likes :trina .
>    
>    :bob     :likes va:_g0 .
>    
>    :fred     :likes va:_g0 .
>    
>    :trina     :likes  [
>         ] .
>    {
>        :alice     :likes va:X .
>        
>        }     < http://www.w3.org/2000/10/swap/log#implies 
> <http://www.w3.org/2000/10/swap/log#implies> >
> {va:X     :likes  [
>             ] .
>        } .
>    
> #ENDS
> 
> The surprise is bad news, but the good news is that cwm's
> way of reading this formula does fit inside coherent logic,
> which makes my coding goal straightforward...
> 
> -- 
> Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/ 
> <http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/>
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