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Re: What if an URI also is a URL

From: John Black <JohnBlack@kashori.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2007 07:09:09 -0400
Message-ID: <1c6b01c7ae74$70a04720$6601a8c0@KASHORI001>
To: "Karl Dubost" <karl@w3.org>, "Tim Berners-Lee" <timbl@w3.org>
Cc: "Semantic Web" <semantic-web@w3.org>

Karl Dubost wrote:
> Le 14 juin 2007 à 00:15, Tim Berners-Lee a écrit :
>> Experience shows.  This is engineering.
>> That question is I suppose one agonized over by working groups all  the 
>> time.
>> Fortunately, there are social systems not only for announcing that  a UTI 
>> has been minted and describing what it denotes, but also for  getting 
>> feedback from people who don't understand it, or whose  machines are not 
>> able to process it. This feedback can lead to an  adjustment of the 
>> information out there, publication of tutorials,  and so on.
> and
>> The important thing is that as the dance is done, the probability  of 
>> major disagreement, and the degree of pedantic disagreement,   decrease 
>> very dramatically, to become negligible for engineering  purposes.
> It is even better than that.
> Disagreement, ambiguity, variability, lie, etc are not bugs, but a 
> feature of the system. Each system which becomes too rigid looses its 
> flexibility and often die. The social agreement makes it happen in a 
> *context* keeping the possibility of an error, a mistake and by it, 
> giving the possibility to fork, evolve, etc.
> It's a question of balance.
> 1+1 = 2  most of the time, but not necessary in poetry.

I would love to see examples of poetry written in RDF/OWL (especially 
RDF-XML). This sounds like some sort of superhero system, both a logical 
language that can be used to precisely describe the web of data *AND* a 
language for poetry too, by taking advantage of its "features" like 
ambiguity. Is there anything it can't do?

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