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Re: comment: Defining N-ary Relations on the Semantic Web

From: Natasha Noy <noy@SMI.Stanford.EDU>
Date: Mon, 2 Aug 2004 17:23:28 -0700
Message-Id: <57AE1D70-E4E3-11D8-B339-000A958B5C28@smi.stanford.edu>
Cc: public-swbp-wg@w3.org
To: Jamie Lawrence <jel03r@ecs.soton.ac.uk>

> Trivial typo: In the section "Representation Pattern" the references 
> for reification and rdf:value are given as [3] and [4] respectively 
> but are actually listed as [4] and [5] in the references section.

thank you. will fix.

> Reification: You mention reification, which suggests that it is an 
> alternative to the two patterns presented in the note.  Indeed, 
> reification is the method I thought I would use to represent these 
> types of complex relations (in particular, those relations depicted in 
> examples 1 & 2).  What would be incredibly useful (at least, for us 
> amateurs) is a comparison between the patterns you present and RDF 
> reification.  I noticed an email 
> [http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-swbp-wg/2004Jul/0009.html] 
> that suggests removing the reference to reification. I would agree 
> that it can't really stand alone as a sentence but, perhaps rather 
> than removing the offending line, it could be expanded?

We'll try to put a more detailed discussion of this in the next 
version. If someone actually has some ideas on what to say there, any 
help would be greatly appreciated.

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