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Re: summary of reification semantics issues (material for discussion).

From: pat hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2003 11:20:32 -0600
Message-Id: <p05111b08ba97bfb9c3c8@[]>
To: Graham Klyne <GK@NineByNine.org>
Cc: w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org

>This smells like a contradiction to me...
>At 17:17 11/03/2003 -0600, you wrote:
>>ex:Mary ex:had ex:littleLamb .
>>a girl or a uriref  (respectively de dicto or de re)  ?
>this seems to say the use of ex:Mary in a reification is:
>   a girl is the 'de dicto' view?
>   a uri is the 'de re' view?

No, sorry, I got it backwards. Mary is de re, 'ex:Mary' is de dicto.


>but later...
>>These two choices are independent, but each influences the 
>>significance of the other.
>>Currently, the semantics document recommends that one should 
>>interpret this vocabulary so that aaa is interpreted as a stating, 
>>ie referring to a concrete occurrence of a triple rather than an 
>>abstract form; and that bbb should be interpreted de re, ie as 
>>referring to Mary rather than to Mary's URIref.
>... 'de re' refers to Mary, so (by assumed elimination) 'de dicto' 
>refers to the uri.
>Am I missing something here?
>Graham Klyne
>PGP: 0FAA 69FF C083 000B A2E9  A131 01B9 1C7A DBCA CB5E

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