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Re: Subjects as Literals

From: Toby Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2010 22:19:47 +0100
To: Robert Sanderson <azaroth42@gmail.com>
Cc: Hugh Glaser <hg@ecs.soton.ac.uk>, Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>, Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20100630221947.7d32c1fd@miranda.g5n.co.uk>
On Wed, 30 Jun 2010 14:54:47 -0600
Robert Sanderson <azaroth42@gmail.com> wrote:

> "London" dcterms:isPartOf "England"
> 
> That is true only for the particular London which is the capital of
> England, not London, Texas, London, Ontario or London in Kiribati.

Consider:

	"London" dcterms:isPartOf dbpedia:England .

How is that any worse than this?

	dbpedia:England dcterms:hasPart "London" .

Both are bad. Preventing literal subjects doesn't prevent the badness.

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Toby A Inkster
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