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Re: Draft response to Ian Davis' comment

From: Chimezie Ogbuji <ogbujic@ccf.org>
Date: Tue, 04 Jan 2011 13:29:19 -0500
To: "Andy Seaborne" <andy.seaborne@epimorphics.com>
cc: "SPARQL Working Group" <public-rdf-dawg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <C948D12F.1547D%ogbujic@ccf.org>
On 1/4/11 4:00 AM, "Andy Seaborne" <andy.seaborne@epimorphics.com> wrote:
>> Because the resources identified by the graph IRIs in this protocol
>> manipulate RDF content, RDF content is distinct from other IRs by the manner
>> in which they facilitate machine understandability (which is the whole point
>> of the SW), and there is already a priori uncertainty about what the IRI of
>> a named graph identifies.
> 
> Why not use the terminology "RDF content"?

The phrase "RDF Knowledge" is meant to evoke the same distinction from
"information resource" that the terms "knowledge representation" (KR) and
"knowledge base" (KB) evoke from data structure and database, respectively.
Both of these are well-established in the AI and computer science
literature.  

In particular (from "Reminder: A KR is not a data structure" [1]):

[[
While every representation must be implemented in the machine by some data
structure, the representational property is in the correspondence to
something in the world and in the constraint that correspondence imposes.
]]


[1] http://groups.csail.mit.edu/medg/ftp/psz/k-rep.html#role2


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