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Re: [BioRDF] URI Resolution

From: <samwald@gmx.at>
Date: Mon, 05 Feb 2007 21:26:34 +0100
Cc: public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org
Message-ID: <20070205202634.201610@gmx.net>
To: public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org

> So, each the entire RDF document will be tripled? I thought David and 
> Mathias were saying that shouldn't happen if you describe the semantics 
> of string that forms the URI.  But please note the difference, one is an 
> Ontology describe the meanings of a strings, which in turn describes the 
> meanings of some resources.

Just to clarify: 
The mechanism proposed by Alan relies on OWL inference, which means that there are not many additional triples in a given RDF document. 
The mechanism proposed by me (adding an explicit pointer to a HTTP-resolvable URL to every information resource) would necessitate an additional triple for every information resource.
If anyone could be blamed for increasing the amount of triples required, it is me, not Alan.

As I said, we are only talking about information resources, i.e. resources that represent something that can be retrieved via the internet. The discussion about the retrieval of information resources should not be mixed up with the discussion about how we can get additional RDF triples that have a given resource as subject of object -- that is something wholly different, in my opinion.

-- Matthias


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