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Re: real resources?

From: NJ Rogers, Learning and Research Technology <Nikki.Rogers@bristol.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2004 13:06:08 +0100
To: "Miles, AJ (Alistair)" <A.J.Miles@rl.ac.uk>, "'public-esw-thes@w3.org'" <public-esw-thes@w3.org>
Message-ID: <92500000.1096545968@ilrt-haako.ilrt.bris.ac.uk>

> I have this question:
> Can a real world thing be a 'resource' in an RDF graph?
I would say "yes" in the sense that, where I can say:

"hey, Brian, I saw a really funny clip in Friends last night ..."

I can just as well say

"hey, Al, I saw a great resource in an RDF graph this morning ..."

And the clip and the resource are real world things, no?

However, if I use a resource in an RDF graph to represent the TV show 
"Friends" than that particular resource is not a 'real world thing' but 
this time does just that - it *represents* a 'real world thing'.



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NJ Rogers, Technical Researcher
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