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Re: RDF-ISSUE-25 (Deprecate Reification): Should we deprecate (RDF 2004) reification? [Cleanup tasks]

From: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>
Date: Sat, 9 Apr 2011 13:09:15 +0100
Cc: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>, RDF Working Group WG <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <2B57505B-81F8-46E3-A44C-5C0873F33EF7@cyganiak.de>
To: William Waites <ww@styx.org>
Will,

On 9 Apr 2011, at 10:41, William Waites wrote:
> * [2011-04-08 15:29:40 -0400] Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org> écrit:
> 
> ] Also, people are likely to reinvent
> ] it unless we can clearly explain why it's a bad idea -- or accurately
> ] describes the problems it causes.
> 
> What of the use of reification to emulate n-ary (where n != 2)
> predicates?

ISSUE-25 is about the RDF reification vocabulary, which is a built-in vocabulary for reifying *statements*. You are talking about a common modeling practice in domain vocabularies for reifying *relationships*. That has nothing to do with ISSUE-25.

Best,
Richard
Received on Saturday, 9 April 2011 12:09:45 GMT

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