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Re: promote provenance to a requirement?

From: Steve Harris <S.W.Harris@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Sat, 19 Jun 2004 11:08:44 +0100
To: public-rdf-dawg@w3.org
Message-ID: <20040619100844.GA13305@login.ecs.soton.ac.uk>

On Fri, Jun 18, 2004 at 02:51:26 -0400, Kendall Clark wrote:
> Ah, I realized what this was... I agreed with Dave Beckett's claim:
> 
>   I think 4.2 probably should be a (candidate) requirement, not an
>   objective.  At least if it is replaced with something more specific
>   such as enabling the returning of the Source URI of the document
>   that contained the trible.
> 
> That is, I agree that 4.2 Provenance should be a requirement. However,
> now that I think about it a bit more, I'm not sure you can always give
> a source URI for every triple; what about ones generated by inference?
> 
> I'm wondering if anyone else has an opinion about this?

We use bNodes (or something similar, a controlled URI space in some
versions) to represent the source of inferred triples.

- Steve 
Received on Saturday, 19 June 2004 06:08:46 GMT

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