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Re: Subjects as Literals

From: Toby Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 6 Jul 2010 14:35:18 +0100
To: "Michael Schneider" <schneid@fzi.de>
Cc: "Linked Data community" <public-lod@w3.org>, "Semantic Web" <semantic-web@w3.org>, "Pat Hayes" <phayes@ihmc.us>
Message-ID: <20100706143518.4f2b1cd4@miranda.g5n.co.uk>
On Tue, 6 Jul 2010 14:03:19 +0200
"Michael Schneider" <schneid@fzi.de> wrote:

> So, if 
> 
>     :s "lit" :o .
> 
> must not have a semantic meaning, what about
> 
>     "lit" rdf:type rdf:Property .
> 
> ? As, according to what you say above, you are willing to allow for
> literals in subject position, this triple is fine for you
> syntactically. But what about its meaning? Would this also be
> officially defined to have no meaning?

It would have a meaning. It would just be a false statement. The
same as the following is a false statement:

	foaf:Person a rdf:Property .

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