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RDF Datatypes: proposal for abstract

From: Graham Klyne <GK@NineByNine.org>
Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2002 09:10:14 +0100
Message-Id: <5.1.0.14.2.20020416085345.00a03330@joy.songbird.com>
To: RDF core WG <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>, Patrick Stickler <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>
I'd like to offer the following proposal for the RDF datatyping 
abstract.  The key points I'm aiming for here are:
1. intro to RDF, importance for application information exchange
2. interpretation of literal strings in RDF
3. datatyping builds upon the RDF model theory

I think any more, or attempt at explanation here, is distracting and unhelpful.

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[[
The Resource Description Framework (RDF) is a language for representing 
information in the World Wide Web, with a particular goal of meaningful 
data exchange between applications.  RDF uses URI-references and literal 
strings to denote things described;  interpretation of URIs is covered by 
the RDF Model Theory.

This memo describes a framework for use and interpretation of literal 
strings in RDF, by reference to a concept of well known "datatypes", which 
map strings to values.  It builds upon the semantic framework described in 
the RDF Model Theory.
]]

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Graham Klyne
<GK@NineByNine.org>
Received on Tuesday, 16 April 2002 06:22:10 EDT

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