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Re: Graphs and Being and Time

From: Nathan <nathan@webr3.org>
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2011 23:12:23 +0000
Message-ID: <4D659457.6090809@webr3.org>
To: Pierre-Antoine Champin <pchampin@liris.cnrs.fr>
CC: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>, "public-rdf-wg@w3.org" <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>
Hi Pierre-Antoine,

Pierre-Antoine Champin wrote:
> I'm not sure about "graph literal" proposed by Nathan, as the term 
> "literal" is already used in RDF, and that it may cause much confusion, 
> IMHO...

Indeed, although I did specifically mention "graph literal" to equate to 
quote-graphs/graph-literals in N3 and hopefully convey what I mean 
correctly, and also because if we are taking this abstract graph to be 
the set of triples, like the number denoted by '8' or the letter denoted 
by 'A', then that would be a literal in RDF terms, would it not? 
finally, I'd hoped it would clear up some of the misunderstandings over 
the different things people refer to when using terms like named graph 
and graph literal (or quoted graph) so that people may see it's not an 
either or thing, but rather they are two distinct concepts and we need 
them both.

That said, I don't actually mind what terms are used at all for the two 
concepts, I just hope that the RDF concepts cater for both of them, and 
that they are both acknowledged and prove to be widely understood (and 
understandable) should they be adopted :)

Best,

Nathan
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