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Re: seeks input on Study Data Exchange Standards An alternative approach

From: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2012 18:43:11 -0400
To: Peter.Hendler@kp.org
Cc: helena.deus@deri.org, kerstin.l.forsberg@gmail.com, LINMD.SIMON@mcrf.mfldclin.edu, meadch@mail.nih.gov, mscottmarshall@gmail.com, public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org, ratnesh.sahay@deri.org
Message-ID: <1345588991.8643.8556.camel@dbooth-laptop>
On Tue, 2012-08-21 at 15:11 -0700, Peter.Hendler@kp.org wrote:
> [ . . . ]  Can you use RDF in a closed world way when ever you want,
> or is it only safe when the model you're dealing with, like FHIR,
> really is known to be closed world? 
> 
I think so, provided that you understand that you are making the closed
world assumption, i.e., that your results reflect only what you
*currently* know.  

Almost every application makes the closed world assumption at some
point.


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