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Re: Determination of subjects/objects

From: Ben Adida <ben@adida.net>
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2007 12:07:49 -0700
Message-ID: <46AE3705.6070908@adida.net>
To: Knud Hinnerk Möller <knud.moeller@deri.org>
CC: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@formsPlayer.com>, Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org

So, Mark, correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe we have the ability to
name bnodes using the CURIE notation, e.g. resource="[_:author1]" and
the like. That hasn't changed, as far as I know.

The question on the table was whether we could use "_:" as an explicit
request to generate a new unnamed bnode.

Ivan, did I misunderstand?


Knud Hinnerk Möller wrote:
> Ok, here is my use case, if I remember correctly:
> - I generate RDFa (using the SWRC ontology) from BibTeX
> - a paper has multiple authors
> - there are many ways to represent that in RDF
> - SWRC just uses multiple (book swrc:author aFOAFPerson) statements for that
> - however, that doesn't keep the order of the authors
> - that's why I _also_ use one (book swrc_ext:authorList
> sequenceOfAuthors) statement
> - I do both because I want to stay compatible to the original SWRC, but
> also give the possibility of getting the author order
> - of course the foaf:Person resources in both approaches should be the same
> - I don't have URIs for the authors, so I need to use bnodes (or make up
> URIs, which I don't want to do)
> - because I want to refer to the same resource through both swrc:author
> and swrc_ext:authorList, I need to be able to name the bnodes within
> that graph
> - i.e., I need named bnodes
> I hope that makes sense. :)
> Cheers,
> Knud
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