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Re: use/mention and reification

From: Jan Grant <Jan.Grant@bristol.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 10:06:33 +0000 (GMT)
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
cc: RDF core WG <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.44.0201211002500.23499-100000@mail.ilrt.bris.ac.uk>
On 18 Jan 2002, Dan Connolly wrote:

> As I said in today's telcon, I think
> the rdf:subject of "Mary likes Bob"
> should be a word that starts with M,
> not a female person.
>
> I sent the gory details to rdf-logic
> a while ago:
>
> Message-ID: <3B0FEF6A.BE6740CC@w3.org>
> Date: Sat, 26 May 2001 13:01:14 -0500
> From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
> To: Jonathan Borden <jborden@mediaone.net>
> CC: Drew McDermott <drew.mcdermott@yale.edu>, www-rdf-logic@w3.org
> Subject: use/mention and reification: rdf:predicate/subject/object [was:
> RDF   Abstract Syntax...]
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-rdf-logic/2001May/0359.html

I still don't understand why you can't pronounce

	<sentence> <rdf:Subject> <mary> .

as "the sentence has a subject whose referent is (the person) Mary" -
ie, if you just change your intuition about what rdf:Subject "means"
does this go away?

jan

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