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Re: closing semantic issues (reification)

From: Graham Klyne <Graham.Klyne@MIMEsweeper.com>
Date: Wed, 07 Nov 2001 18:03:07 +0000
Message-Id: <5.1.0.14.2.20011107175936.03b78c90@joy.songbird.com>
To: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Cc: w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org
At 03:52 PM 11/7/01 +0000, Brian McBride wrote:
>It seems to me that I want to say:
>
>   I believe the sky is blue
>
>in which case I'm asserting my attitude towards the abstract sentence -the 
>sky is blue-.
>
>I also want to be able to say
>
>   the sky is green is stated in http://example on 1st April 2013.
>   the sky is green is stated in http://anotherExample on 2nd April 2013.
>
>Don't we need both concepts?

For myself, I have only felt a need for the first of the above concepts.

(But noting that
   On 1st April 2013, http://example states that the sky is green
is a variant of the first case.  I.e. an assertion about an attitude 
towards the abstract sentence -the sky is green-.)

#g


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