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Re: RDF dataset semantics again

From: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2012 08:54:43 -0500
Cc: Antoine Zimmermann <antoine.zimmermann@emse.fr>, RDF WG <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <EBFCBC58-952D-41EA-939C-9D41B4809A1F@ihmc.us>
To: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>

On Aug 22, 2012, at 2:04 AM, Ivan Herman wrote:

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> On Aug 21, 2012, at 21:48 , Pat Hayes wrote:
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>>> Antoine, I have the impression that we are actually in agreement. The document we have put forward has two essential points:
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>>> - we would have a default semantics in the form of the quoting semantics
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>> Whoa. I do not know what y'all mean by a "default semantics". Is this a default that can be overridden? If so, I know of NO semantic theory  anywhere in logic or linguistics that can provide this. If y'all want this, you are on your own. 
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>> If not, what exactly is it supposed to mean? 
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>> Pat
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> What I meant is: this is the semantics that is standardized to be valid in the absence of any other indication. I did not say anything else.

And Antoine agrees. OK, then a better term would be "weak" or "minimal" semantics. "default" sounds like nomonotonicity (being overridable) to me. 

Pat

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