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Re: I am.

From: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 19 May 2017 13:26:31 +0200
Cc: Sarven Capadisli <info@csarven.ca>, SW-forum Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1E2FEEAF-A3FB-44BC-96D0-21BE23C8EB93@w3.org>
To: Gregg Reynolds <dev@mobileink.com>
Yes, I is an indexical, and we have in our language one indexical at our disposal, 

<>

which is “this document”, so we can formalize “I" as  the author of the document  as
in N3 as

[ is dc:author of <> ] 

read “the author of this message”

So

[ is dc:author of <> ]  .

Could be read as “I exist”.

Or in plain turtle

<> dc:author [] . 



> On 2017-05 -18, at 22:54, Gregg Reynolds <dev@mobileink.com> wrote:
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> On May 17, 2017 4:46 PM, "Sarven Capadisli" <info@csarven.ca <mailto:info@csarven.ca>> wrote:
> Philosophers and Semantic Web junkies gather around.
> 
> Use the the RDF language to represent the following statement:
> 
> "I am."
> 
> obviously not possible, since "I" is an indexical.  You might as well try "now”.


[ is date of <> ]    # now?

> 
> -Sarven
> http://csarven.ca/#i <http://csarven.ca/#i>
> 
> 
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