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Re: RDF Datatyping MT *does* define Datatyped Literal Pairings

From: Jos De_Roo <jos.deroo.jd@belgium.agfa.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Apr 2002 01:39:59 +0200
To: "Pat Hayes <phayes" <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
Cc: "Patrick Stickler <patrick.stickler" <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>, "w3c-rdfcore-wg" <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <OF72E81C73.647DC6F9-ONC1256BA0.008184A9@agfa.be>

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> No. That is like saying that a Java application is expected to run in
> a way that isn't supported by the Java VM. It is *not* expected to
> interpret RDF in a way that is inconsistent with the MT. The MT isn't
> some arcane piece of mathematics just put there for window-dressing.
> It is the reference point for RDF meanings, and moreover it is the
> ONLY reference point that is accessible to developers of RDF
> inference engines. So any other interpretation placed on an RDF graph
> is liable to become invalid as soon as any conforming inference
> engine draws any valid RDF conclusions. That would makes RDF
> completely irrelevant: it would no longer be a bearer of
> machine-accessible information.

I will put that on top of my bed

--
Jos
Received on Friday, 19 April 2002 19:40:40 EDT

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