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Re: Sloppy inference rules

From: William Waites <wwaites@tardis.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 06 Nov 2012 15:13:26 +0000
Message-ID: <50992916.5090205@tardis.ed.ac.uk>
To: nathan@webr3.org
CC: Steve Harris <steve.harris@garlik.com>, Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>, Markus Lanthaler <markus.lanthaler@gmx.net>, 'Ivan Herman' <ivan@w3.org>, 'Guus Schreiber' <guus.schreiber@vu.nl>, 'RDF WG' <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>
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On 06/11/12 12:21, Nathan wrote:
> Steve Harris wrote:
> 
>> It's not speculation, I've heard people complain that they can't
>> use integers to identify e.g. people, and have to stick a URI
>> prefix on the front.
>> 
>> We'd have the same issues with lexical "tags", and other things
>> that are identifiers in some defined context.
> 
> People can already make masses of "mistakes" when using RDF, why is
> this particular "mistake" more considered than any other?
> 
> This is a technical argument vs an opinion. People should be free
> to make their own "mistakes".

Agreed. Why should people be prevented from expressing perfectly
coherent and reasonable things just because the same form can also
be used to express nonsense?

Also agree with Pat that rules that entail valid things by deriving
from invalid intermediate facts is a significant weirdness...

- -w

- -- 
William Waites MBCS
Network Engineer                          Research Fellow
High-speed Universal Broadband Scotland   School of Informatics
University of Stirling                    University of Edinburgh
http://www.tegola.org.uk/                 wwaites@tardis.ed.ac.uk


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