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Re: RDF Scoping Mechanism

From: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
Date: Fri, 2 Jul 2010 13:06:16 -0500
Cc: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>, Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
Message-Id: <2AB4439C-C972-4808-839E-79ADD70FBB19@ihmc.us>
To: nathan@webr3.org

On Jul 2, 2010, at 12:39 PM, Nathan wrote:

> Pat Hayes wrote:
>> It wouldn't take very much to make into full first-order logic: all  
>> it needs is a scoping mechanism (think graph literals in N3 or  
>> named graphs, or my 'surfaces' idea from the Blogic talk) and  
>> negation. Mind you, that scoping mechanism would drive a truck  
>> through triple-store-based implementations, I suspect. Back to tree  
>> structures and Sexpressions, no doubt :-)
>
> Obvious question, regardless of implementations, is there any chance  
> of getting that scoping mechanism in to RDF through W3C to rec?
>
> Any rough ideas how long that process may take? (I'm assuming the  
> RDF Semantics are bug-less and this would just be an addition).

Given the amount of Sturm and Drang that something as trivial as  
allowing literals in subject position has generated, I would think the  
answer is, likely not in my lifetime.

Pat

>
> My logic here is that if other serializations or even something N3- 
> like were to go through standardization, then work would probably  
> have to start on getting said scoping mech in to RDF sooner rather  
> than later.
>
> Best,
>
> Nathan
>

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