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RE: I am.

From: <Simon.Cox@csiro.au>
Date: Fri, 19 May 2017 00:57:12 +0000
To: <jindong.kim@gmail.com>, <jyoung@oclc.org>
CC: <michel.dumontier@gmail.com>, <info@csarven.ca>, <semantic-web@w3.org>
Message-ID: <39844e9c98ee4592b2070f1d19a567fa@exch1-mel.nexus.csiro.au>
Or better

:I-am
  rdf:type rdf:Statement ;
  rdf:object :I ;
  rdf:predicate :am ;
  rdf:subject :I ;
.


From: Cox, Simon (L&W, Clayton)
Sent: Thursday, 18 May, 2017 15:11
To: 'Jin-Dong Kim' <jindong.kim@gmail.com>; Young,Jeff (OR) <jyoung@oclc.org>
Cc: Michel Dumontier <michel.dumontier@gmail.com>; Sarven Capadisli <info@csarven.ca>; W3C Semantic Web IG <semantic-web@w3.org>
Subject: RE: I am.

Or how about (reaching back into the dark origins of RDF where reification was a thing)

:I-am
  rdf:type rdf:Statement ;
  rdf:subject :I-am ;
.



From: Jin-Dong Kim [mailto:jindong.kim@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, 18 May, 2017 14:58
To: Young,Jeff (OR) <jyoung@oclc.org<mailto:jyoung@oclc.org>>
Cc: Michel Dumontier <michel.dumontier@gmail.com<mailto:michel.dumontier@gmail.com>>; Sarven Capadisli <info@csarven.ca<mailto:info@csarven.ca>>; W3C Semantic Web IG <semantic-web@w3.org<mailto:semantic-web@w3.org>>
Subject: Re: I am.

Sadly, I can't, in relational thinking.
I need another object holding a relationship with me (except the world), or a property of me which I would like to talk of, to make a statement in RDF.

I may be able to state:

<http://example.org/I> a owl:Thing

which, however, is meaningless with the open world assumption.

With no relationship and no interesting property, I may not exist in the world, or may be.

JD

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