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Re: Higher-arity to RDF binary

From: Chris Dollin <chris.dollin@epimorphics.com>
Date: Wed, 19 May 2010 15:38:59 +0100
To: semantic-web@w3.org
Message-Id: <201005191538.59931.chris.dollin@epimorphics.com>
On Wednesday 19 May 2010 01:39:52 pm Jitao Yang wrote:
> Dear all,
> 
> In reference to http://www.w3.org/TR/swbp-n-aryRelations/,
> suppose we define:
> "... the formula DescPr(*d, p, o*) , asserting that object o is a value of
> property p in description *d*. ..."
> 
> and we have:
> DescPr(*d, p, o*)
> DescPr(*d', p, o'*)
> 
> the above formula could be represented by RDF like:
> 
> :d
>        a                           :DescPr_description ;
>        :has_property       :p .
> 
> :d'
>        a                            :DescPr_description ;
>        :has_property        :p .
> 
> :p
>        a                          :DescPr_property ;
>        :has_value           :o ;
>         :has_value           :o' .
> 
> >From these triples how can we go back in a unique way to the logical
> representation.

I don't think you can, and I think that's because it's not a good
representation (and vice-versa).

I wasn't sure which bit of http://www.w3.org/TR/swbp-n-aryRelations/
you were comparing/contrasting to.

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