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Re: Subjects as Literals, [was Re: The Ordered List Ontology]

From: Yves Raimond <yves.raimond@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2010 13:54:49 +0100
Message-ID: <AANLkTik0rhPR0W0VXwWCcxRIXTeFjHqwY3djHmPU6uZ8@mail.gmail.com>
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Cc: nathan@webr3.org, Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>, Toby Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk>, Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>, Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>, Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
Hello Kingsley!


[snip]

>
> IMHO an emphatic NO.
>
> RDF is about constructing structured descriptions where "Subjects" have
> Identifiers in the form of Name References (which may or many resolve to
> Structured Representations of Referents carried or borne by Descriptor
> Docs/Resources). An "Identifier" != Literal.
>
> If you are in a situation where you can't or don't want to mint an HTTP
> based Name, simply use a URN, it does the job.

It does look like you're already using literal subjects in OpenLink
Virtuoso though:

http://docs.openlinksw.com/virtuoso/rdfsparql.html

SQL>SELECT *
FROM <people>
WHERE
  {
    ?s foaf:Name ?name . ?name bif:contains "'rich*'".
  }

Best,
y
Received on Thursday, 1 July 2010 12:55:25 UTC

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