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RE: I am.

From: Neil McNaughton <neilmcn@oilit.com>
Date: Fri, 19 May 2017 13:47:27 +0000
To: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>, Gregg Reynolds <dev@mobileink.com>
CC: Sarven Capadisli <info@csarven.ca>, SW-forum Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
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From: Tim Berners-Lee [mailto:timbl@w3.org]
Sent: Friday, May 19, 2017 1:27 PM
To: Gregg Reynolds <dev@mobileink.com>
Cc: Sarven Capadisli <info@csarven.ca>; SW-forum Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
Subject: Re: I am.

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”


[ 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<mailto:dev@mobileink.com>> wrote:

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?


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