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Re: Reification alternative

From: Toby Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2010 22:29:34 +0100
To: Mirko <idonthaveenoughinformation@googlemail.com>
Cc: public-lod@w3.org
Message-ID: <20101013222934.1cabcbfc@miranda.g5n.co.uk>
On Wed, 13 Oct 2010 15:02:01 +0200
Mirko <idonthaveenoughinformation@googlemail.com> wrote:

> I try to understand alternatives to reification for Linked Data
> publishing, since reification is discouraged.

For completeness, as it's not been mentioned, one method would be to
publish two files. This is semantically similar to the use of named
graphs, but allows you to stay within the RDF data model, and thus use
purely RDF tools and serialisations.

#### data.ttl ####

@prefix foaf: <http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/> .
@prefix :     <http://example.org/> .

:User foaf:interest :Item .

#### meta.ttl ####

@prefix dc:   <http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/> .
@prefix rdfs: <http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#> .
@prefix xsd:  <http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#> .
@prefix :     <http://example.org/> .

<data.ttl>
   rdfs:label "Statement that describes user interest in a document"@en;
   dc:publisher :Service;
   dc:created "2010-10-13"^^xsd:date;
   dc:license :License .

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