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Re: use/mention and reification

From: Martyn Horner <martyn.horner@profium.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2002 10:24:53 +0100
Message-ID: <3C57BBE5.8A0684AE@profium.com>
To: Patrick Stickler <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>
CC: RDF Core <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
Patrick Stickler wrote:
> 
> On 2002-01-25 16:08, "ext Martyn Horner" <martyn.horner@profium.com> wrote:
> 
> > I keep hearing `xml:lang'...
> >
> > Your two RDF statments (which could be qualified with an XML:lang
> > attribute) could be merged, in some sense, giving something like the
> > structure below with QValues. We have an application (in the field!)
> > which uses this type of indirection exactly for this purpose. It is
> > certainly a small extra effort for queries to handle it but it's
> > logical, covered by the schema and does not mess with the level of
> > quotation or assertion: it's just a pattern to match.
> 
> Insofar as qualified values are concerned, the anonymous node
> idiom seems reasonable. When we get to authority, source, etc.
> which relate to the entire statement, though, it seems far
> less correct to attach those qualifications to the object/value
> rather than to the statement itself.
> 
> I probably would have better off having used a property
> such as ex:authority rather than a language scope in my
> examples.
> 
> Patrick
> 
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> 
> Patrick Stickler              Phone: +358 50 483 9453
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In my experience, it is nearly always better to chose something other
than language to demonstrate a point. :-)

Language is a thorny one - though I find that, right or wrong, most
issues about interpretation (even the current data-typing issue) can be
visualized as or made to correspond to a language question. That's just
my personal fixation, I guess.

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