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RE: Mapping to RDF Graphs and reification

From: Lansing, Jeff <jlansing@systechnologies.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2008 14:18:05 -0800
Message-ID: <0924D8C9ADE6C04D9FA73CC47C0FA8E405950C92@SYSSDEX.syys.com>
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Interesting. Back in 2004 on www-rdf-comments you called them Latinate tags that came into use around 1300 (that's 700 years ago, not 2000 :). 
More seriously, also at about that time or a bit earlier there was a distinction made between statings and statements that was supposed to help to understanding the semantics of reification; as I recall the idea was that reification was about a stating, not about a statement. Which seems to conflict with what you said today-- if I am understanding correctly -- that reification is about the proposition expressed by a statement.
Or am I totally confused?


From: public-owl-dev-request@w3.org on behalf of Pat Hayes
Sent: Wed 12/3/2008 11:17 AM
To: public-owl-dev@w3.org
Subject: Re: Mapping to RDF Graphs and reification

On Dec 3, 2008, at 11:56 AM, Pat Hayes wrote:

> .....
> The classical terminology is a choice between a "de dicto"  and a 
> "de re" reading, and the fact this is Greek gives you some idea ....

And the fact that it is actually Latin gives you some idea of how 
lousy my classical education was. Thanks to Sandro for pointing this 
out (off-list :-)

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