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Re: A use case for anon nodes - action from telecon

From: Aaron Swartz <me@aaronsw.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2001 12:42:43 -0500
Message-Id: <200107191746.f6JHk3j04372@theinfo.org>
Cc: rdf core <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
To: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
On Thursday, July 19, 2001, at 05:51  AM, Brian McBride wrote:

>> infer from an existential the same things they could from a
>> specific identifier.
> We need to be clear which is the tail and which is the dog here.
>
> The role of the formal model is precisely define/explain the
> intended semantics of RDF.  We choose the semantics - the logicians
> figure out how to express it.  Not the other way round.

Fine, but I find it rather hard to say that in some cases an 
anonymous node simply represent something which doesn't have an 
explicit identifier, and in others represents a "template" to be 
filled in. I don't see how it can really be both.

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