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Re: Question about MARCXML to Models transformation

From: Richard Light <richard@light.demon.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 8 Mar 2011 21:06:35 +0000
Message-ID: <QIoWnPqbppdNFwV2@light.demon.co.uk>
To: "Young,Jeff (OR)" <jyoung@oclc.org>
Cc: Ross Singer <ross.singer@talis.com>, Karen Coyle <kcoyle@kcoyle.net>, public-lld@w3.org
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"Young,Jeff (OR)" <jyoung@oclc.org> writes
>Inferencing aside, having half the story for an Expression or Work is 
>still enough to justify identifying these individuals. I wouldn't 
>consider them any less "real" than their fully described counterparts. 
>UUIDs are free. This allows downstream agents to assert owl:sameAs with 
>another individual and thus fill in more of the story on both sides. 
>(As mere mortals, we'll never ever have "the full story" on anything.)

I've been meaning to contribute to this thread for a few days now ...

I strongly agree with the thought that an entity can be given a URL, and 
thereby you can finesse the need for the "concept is the sum of its 
properties" approach. We will have many similar cases in the museum 
world, where information about an entity of interest (person, place, 
event, ...) will be incomplete, or uncertain, or both. This shouldn't 
stop us from asserting what we _do_ know (or believe).

As a matter of interest, where does FRBRoo 
(http://www.cidoc-crm.org/frbr_inro.html) come into this discussion?

Richard Light
Received on Tuesday, 8 March 2011 21:08:29 UTC

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