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Re: summary of reification?

From: Graham Klyne <Graham.Klyne@MIMEsweeper.com>
Date: Thu, 07 Feb 2002 10:16:53 +0000
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To: Pat Hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
Cc: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org
At 06:09 PM 2/6/02 -0600, Pat Hayes wrote:
>OK. But let me ask: suppose there were two groups, and one said it was a 
>statement and the other said it was a stating. Are there any entailment 
>tests (or some other kind of behavioral test??) where they would disagree 
>about what the right answer was?

Yes, I think, Brian said it (based on a question by DanBri)...



   <stmt1> <rdf:type>      <rdf:Statement> .
   <stmt1> <rdf:subject>   <subject> .
   <stmt1> <rdf:predicate> <predicate> .
   <stmt1> <rdf:object>    <object> .

   <stmt2> <rdf:type>      <rdf:Statement> .
   <stmt2> <rdf:subject>   <subject> .
   <stmt2> <rdf:predicate> <predicate> .
   <stmt2> <rdf:object>    <object> .

   <stmt1> <property>      <foo> .

   <stmt2> <property>      <foo> .


Because, I think, if the entailment follows then <stmt1> and <stmt2> cannot 
denote something that is distinguishable in terms of what can be said about 
it using RDF.


Graham Klyne                    MIMEsweeper Group
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