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Re: Terminology Help Needed

From: Graham Klyne <Graham.Klyne@baltimore.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2001 12:34:07 +0100
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To: pat hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
Cc: w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org
At 12:47 PM 7/12/01 -0700, pat hayes wrote:
>>I think we need a glossary like that at some point! Mine is:
>>entity (constant) = anything identifiable
>>resource (constant) = URI, name, referring expression
>>literal (constant) = like yours
>OK, the place we are mismatched is, not surprisingly, the relationship 
>between "URI" and "resource". I understand "resource" to mean a thing; you 
>understand it to mean a name. I think URI's *denote* resources; you think 
>resources *are* URIs.  (Others, I gather, think that URI's are something 
>like the address of a resource.)
>We need to get this issue resolved or we will just sink ever deeper into 
>terminological quicksand. Since these terms belong to the W3C, maybe we 
>can appeal to them for a ruling on this question? Anyone out there who 
>claims to know what the answer is??

I agree.  Back in the RDF-IG days we started a "terminologicus", a copy of 
which is at:


I understand this was picked up by this group, but I'm not sure what is 
happening about it.


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