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Re: completion of action: 2001-07-27#2 (long) (use/mention in reification)

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2001 07:17:59 -0500
Message-ID: <3B8F8077.95D4FEF@w3.org>
To: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
CC: pat hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>, dehora@eircom.net, w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org
Brian McBride wrote:
> 
> pat hayes wrote:
> [...]
> > Wait a minute. The subject is a URI, not a Resource, right?  The
> > Resource is what the subject (a piece of syntax) denotes, not the
> > subject itself.

That's what you'd think, coming from a logic background, but
as Brian points out, RDF says the subject of
	Mary hit the ball.

is a female person, not a word starting with 'M'.

This is mother of all use/mention bugs, IMO.

cf

  use/mention and reification: rdf:predicate/subject/object
  Dan Connolly (Sat, May 26 2001) 
  http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-rdf-logic/2001May/0359.html

> Not according to M&S
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-archive/2001Jun/att-0021/00-part#159
> 
>    1.(P159) There is a set called Resources.
>    2.(P160) There is a set called Literals.
>    3.(P161) There is a subset of Resources called Properties.
>    4.(P162) There is a set called Statements, each element of which is a triple
>       of the form
> 
>       (P163) {pred, sub, obj}
> 
> Brian

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