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Re: predicates as verbs

From: Henry Story <henry.story@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2010 17:21:53 +0200
Cc: semantic-web at W3C <semantic-web@w3c.org>
Message-Id: <A5C86F6C-4BD1-477E-903D-CB62C92D416B@bblfish.net>
To: paoladimaio10@googlemail.com
relations need not be verbs at all. Eg: +

(2 2) plus 4.

Rules such as the one you mention are just useful guides to help people get going.
Verbs are actions and actions are events, and events can also be named

2010Olymbpics contains springing20234 . spinging20234 speed 24s .

or something like that.


On 1 Jul 2010, at 17:13, Paola Di Maio wrote:

> I am not following close enough the discussion on subjects as literals , and
> whtere they contribute
> to the awkwardness of RDF
> One thing I remember finding it disorienting though, is that there is no
> rule that a predicate must be a verb
> (when I was looking at triple as if it were a subject- predicate- object
> model )
> In standard modelling practices  (E/R modeling) the relations tend to be
> verbs
> CF PAGE 196
> http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=1ftCwG4K-HEC&lpg=PA196&ots=FBX42Ms9Ys&dq=ENTITY%20RELATIONSHIP%20MODEL%20SENTENCE%20VERB%20RULE&pg=PA196#v=onepage&q&f=false
> I did bring this up on another list, and the engineers thought it would be
> good practice to
> restrict predicates to verbs for obvious reasons (obvious to anyone who does
> data models)
> Not sure how that would play if RDF is shown as  EAV (entity attribute
> value) rather thant SPO (subject predicate object)
> Just thought I d mention this, in case someone wants to fix RDF thats the
> first crack I spottend a while back
> cheers
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