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Re: RDF dataset semantics again

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2012 16:33:07 +0200
Cc: Antoine Zimmermann <antoine.zimmermann@emse.fr>, RDF WG <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <CA15C7F7-33CD-4FF3-A37A-07D270D538B0@w3.org>
To: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>

On Aug 22, 2012, at 15:54 , Pat Hayes wrote:

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

Agreed, sorry for my sloppiness. 'Minimal' sounds indeed good to me.

Ivan


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