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Re: Prov-o call on Monday 12:00noon US ET

From: Graham Klyne <GK@ninebynine.org>
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2011 11:50:54 +0100
Message-ID: <4EA6948E.9070604@ninebynine.org>
To: Satya Sahoo <satya.sahoo@case.edu>
CC: Luc Moreau <l.moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk>, Khalid Belhajjame <Khalid.Belhajjame@cs.man.ac.uk>, Daniel Garijo <dgarijo@delicias.dia.fi.upm.es>, Stian Soiland-Reyes <soiland-reyes@cs.manchester.ac.uk>, public-prov-wg@w3.org
On 24/10/2011 23:21, Satya Sahoo wrote:
> Introducing n-ary relations will make generation of RDF (Paul's example)
> difficult for users - introduction of blank nodes makes life very difficult
> for exchange and interoperability of RDF data. [...]

This statement, in isolation, is puzzling to me.

Blank nodes are part of the RDF model.  Any RDF toolkit should be able to handle 
and exchange them without problem.

I recognize that they sometimes create complications in inference environments, 
but I think that is a separate issue (not an exchange and interop problem).  And 
in specific local environments, it's fairly easy to generate unique URIs (like 
Skolemization) without affecting the semantics of what is described.

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