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RE: (offlist) Re: Datatyping Summary

From: Graham Klyne <Graham.Klyne@MIMEsweeper.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2002 16:03:45 +0000
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To: "Jeremy Carroll" <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Cc: "Patrick Stickler" <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>, "Brian McBride" <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, <www-archive@w3.org>
At 01:03 PM 1/30/02 +0000, Jeremy Carroll wrote:
> >
> > Though I'd very much like your comments to my question in
> > my MT commments to Pat, that insofar as the actual denoted
> > values are concerned, I wonder if either TDL or S can
> > ensure entailment, since RDF is stuck with non-canonical
> > lexical forms. C.f. the last comment in
> >
>My ideal outcome for the datatyping discussion is something like we agree on
>TDL or S-P (perhaps with an S-A idiom but S-P semantics) and then Pat works
>his model theoretic magic so that the literal strings somehow vanish from
>the model theory.
>I, never having got passed the apprentice stage, can't weave such wonders.


Did my thoughts on an MT for TDL make any sense to you?

Essentially, I was treating literals like blank nodes, but with some extra 

Originally, I started using a mapping from literal nodes to datatype map 
members, a bit like Pat's "A" for blank nodes, then felt I could could say 
the same thing without it.

I've sent of copy of that bit of my note to the archive, with some links to 
Jeremy's related notes, available at:


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