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Re: plural vs singular properties (a proposal)

From: Garret Wilson <garret@globalmentor.com>
Date: Sat, 05 Jan 2008 08:56:39 -0800
Message-ID: <477FB6C7.7060109@globalmentor.com>
To: Frank Manola <fmanola@acm.org>
CC: SWIG <semantic-web@w3.org>

Frank Manola wrote:
>
> Garret--
>
> Assuming I understand what you're talking about, this *isn't* a 
> conflict with the relational model.  To flesh out your example a bit, 
> suppose you have a paper, book, or article, and want to record subject 
> descriptors.  Likely there would be multiple values for "subject", and 
> your relation to represent that would be
>
> Subject(publicationID, value)
>
> with tuples like (12345 is the publication identifier): <12345, 
> semantic web>, <12345, database>, etc.

Oh, I think I see where we're thinking cross-ways.

I was thinking of each resource as constituting a distinct relation.

You're envisioning that a particular RDF graph has exactly *one* 
relation, with each triple constituting a tuple in that relation, correct?

Garret
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