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Re: RDF-ISSUE-98 (graph-dataset-semantics-unified): Should the semantics of RDF graphs and the semantics of RDF datasets be combined into one unified semantics? [RDF Semantics]

From: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2012 22:14:50 -0500
Message-Id: <558D4A15-4DFC-492C-9230-55486DA4BBE1@ihmc.us>
To: RDF Working Group <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>, RDF Working Group Issue Tracker <sysbot+tracker@w3.org>

On Sep 12, 2012, at 4:12 PM, RDF Working Group Issue Tracker wrote:

> RDF-ISSUE-98 (graph-dataset-semantics-unified): Should the semantics of RDF graphs and the semantics of RDF datasets be combined into one unified semantics? [RDF Semantics]
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> http://www.w3.org/2011/rdf-wg/track/issues/98
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> Raised by: Antoine Zimmermann
> On product: RDF Semantics
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> So far, all the proposals for a semantics of datasets are simply referring to the semantics of RDF but do not actually modify it. Do we want one notion of interpretation that defines the truth of RDF triples, RDF graphs and RDF datasets all together in a unified way?
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I would suggest that if we can treat a dataset with a single default graph as being just like a graph, then (1) we in effect will already have this, provided that (2) obviously, the interpretation of such a graph-like datset should be exactly like the interpretation of a graph.  So, in response: Yes, and it should come for free. 

Pat

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