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Re: Hammer vs. tweezers

From: R.V.Guha <guha@guha.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2001 18:28:05 -0700
Message-ID: <3B281325.C23DF8F2@guha.com>
To: Sergey Melnik <melnik@db.stanford.edu>
CC: jos.deroo.jd@belgium.agfa.com, w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org
Thats a function of the machinery used for the definition.

If you want to use standard model theory, I don't see why
you could use all the rdf on all the servers in the world.

guha

Sergey Melnik wrote:

>
>
> Let me give an example. We expect to find RDF statements on many
> webpages and in many online data sources. Specific applications
> typically consider only a subset of all available data (e.g. certain
> domain, certain set of trusted servers, certain vocabularies, etc.) I
> was trying to convey the idea that meaningful semantics exists only for
> such limited datasets, whose boundaries are determined in a particular
> application context. It probably would be inappropriate to refer to the
> set of all webpages on public servers when say defining the semantics of
> rdf:type.
>
> Sergey
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