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Re: Properties not predicates (was Re: PRIMER: draft data model section)

From: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 08:29:56 +0100
Message-ID: <3BD66DF4.2050400@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
To: Pat Hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
CC: dehora <dehora@eircom.net>, w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org


Pat Hayes wrote:

>> I support this as a change in specification prose.
>> Please note there is an RDF property named "predicate"; it's used in
>> reification. Changing that is a different matter.
> 
> 
> Yes, I just remembered this myself, and agree that would be a different 
> matter altogether. I think I now follow Brian's earlier message. The 
> idea would be that subject/predicate/object are grammatical categories 
> for the parts of a triple, but the actual thing indicated by the 
> predicate - the thingie in the middle - is called a property, right?


That is my interpretation of current usage.  So in an api, I have:

   stmt.getSubject()
   stmt.getPredicate()
   stmt.getObject()

to deconstruct a statement.

   stmt.getResource

does not make sense.

Brian
Received on Wednesday, 24 October 2001 03:34:55 EDT

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