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Re: cycles in subject/predicate/object? [was: call for agenda items]

From: Jan Grant <Jan.Grant@bristol.ac.uk>
Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2001 11:24:16 +0100 (BST)
To: pat hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
cc: RDFCore Working Group <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.31.0106231122290.15867-100000@mail.ilrt.bris.ac.uk>
On Wed, 20 Jun 2001, pat hayes wrote:

> >On Wed, 13 Jun 2001, Brian McBride wrote:
> >
> > >
> > >
> > > Dan Connolly wrote:
> > > >
> > > > This business of cycles in the subject/predicate/object graph
> > > > is an issue
> > >
> > > Dan, please could you clarify what the issue is.  You have a test case.
> > > The output is quite clear.  What's the problem?
> >
> >And lest anyone suggest that "s = (s, p, o)" isn't a statement:
> >
> >"The doors of Durin Lord of Moria:
> > speak friend and enter.
> > I, Narvi made them:
> > Celebrimbor of Hollin drew these signs."
> >
> >which looks like a self-referential statement that even tips a nod to
> >the use/mentiion distinction.
> >
>
> Yes; but this statement is false.

Heh heh. Of course, the real problem here isn't the statement (as a
data structure) so much as the attempt to assign a truth-value to give a
consistent interpretation.

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