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Re: owl:sameAs & commas

From: Rob McCool <robm@robm.com>
Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2003 18:08:42 -0700
To: "Richard H. McCullough" <rhm@cdepot.net>
Cc: public-rdf-tap@w3.org, KR-language <KR-language@YahooGroups.com>
Message-ID: <20030807180842.G11417@flapjack.stanford.edu>

> 1. As I do more TAP examples, I see more examples
> such as
> 
>     FashionModelMacPherson,Elle
>     ActorMacPherson,Elle
> 
> which should be declared
> 
>     FashionModelMacPherson,Elle  owl:sameAs  ActorMacPherson,Elle
> 
> So, the big question is: will TAP support such
> *essential* OWL constructs, or will TAP stick
> with just the RDF/RDFS constructs?

The plan is to stick with RDF/RDFS and have a post-processing 
system run over the KB periodically to merge equivalent nodes
using some set of guidelines. There are literally hundreds of
these examples (Tom Waits and Suzanne Vega are two obvious ones).

> 2. The MKR equivalent is
> 
>     "FashionModelMacPherson,Elle"  is  "ActorMacPherson,Elle";
> 
> I *don't like the quotes* for MKR, but they are *required* to
> distinguish a single resource from a list/set of two resources.
> For example, I can say
> 
>     "AthleteYounger,Jordan", "AthleteOlder,Jordan"  is
> "AthleteJordan,_Michael";
> 
> which indicates three names for the same resource.
> 
> 3. Because of 2, I would like to see TAP do away with the
> commas embedded in names.

What about using a \ in the MKR system, something like
  AthleteYounger\,Jordan, AthleteOlder\,Jordan is AthleteJordan\,_Michael

We could change to do away with the commas, or to percent escape them,
but I'm reluctant to change it with preparations for a release underway.
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