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Re: RDF and the Test of Independent Invention

From: Martynas Jusevičius <martynas@graphity.org>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 23:14:48 +0200
Message-ID: <CAE35VmwcMFqsx5x3vyUE=nCidok5hz7GyF7BqBj471erfBDHQA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Cc: Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
OK, but how do you reference that bnode?

Wikipedia says JSON consists of attribute/pairs, which would be
<attribute, value> tuple, more primitive than <entity, attribute,
value>.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JSON

On Wed, Apr 27, 2016 at 11:11 PM, Melvin Carvalho
<melvincarvalho@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
> On 27 April 2016 at 23:07, Martynas Jusevičius <martynas@graphity.org>
> wrote:
>>
>> How is JSON an EAV model? Where's the Entity in it?
>
>
> I suppose typically it would be a bnode?
>
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Apr 27, 2016 at 10:49 PM, Melvin Carvalho
>> <melvincarvalho@gmail.com> wrote:
>> > The test of independent invention [1] asks "If someone else had already
>> > invented your system, would theirs work with yours?"
>> >
>> > Now imagine if someone had invented RDF (lets call it RDF-L) but with
>> > one
>> > slight difference.  You are allowed to have literals in the predicate
>> > position.
>> >
>> > Is there a way that RDF could be made to work with RDF-L.
>> >
>> > This is more than a theoretical question, it has practical implications.
>> > The "triple" model which ties key value pairs to a subject, could be
>> > thought
>> > of as a type of Entity Attribute Value (EAV) [2] model.  There are many
>> > examples of EAV models that allow literals in the "second" position.
>> > JSON
>> > springs to mind.
>> >
>> > Does RDF pass the TOII?  If not, can we work out a way to make it do so.
>> > After some thought my current favourite idea is to make the following
>> > two
>> > equivalent:
>> >
>> >     "predicate" <--> urn:literal:predicate
>> >
>> > Thoughts?
>> >
>> > [1] https://www.w3.org/DesignIssues/Principles.html
>> > [2]
>> >
>> > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Entity%E2%80%93attribute%E2%80%93value_model
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>
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