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RE: Agenda: ...9th April: street addresses, cyc:subAbstrac

From: Danny Ayers <danny666@virgilio.it>
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2003 15:36:08 +0200
To: "Dan Connolly" <connolly@w3.org>, "Libby Miller" <Libby.Miller@bristol.ac.uk>
Cc: <www-rdf-calendar@w3.org>
Message-ID: <BKELLDAGKABIOCHDFDBPGECCCHAA.danny666@virgilio.it>

> :me cyc:subAbstrac [
>   is cyc:temporallySubsumes of :Thursday;
>   cyc:objectFoundInLocation :London
> ].
> # i.e. "a timeslice of myself temporally subsumed by this
> # thursday isfound in London."
> # cf http://www.cyc.com/cyc-2-1/vocab/time-vocab.html#subAbstrac
> You could use quoting and/or microtheories, but that
> seems like overkill to me:
> { :me cyc:objectFoundInLocation :London } cyc:holdsIn :Thursday.

Hmm - at first sight to me the latter version looks a lot more
straightforward... (though maybe because I've recently been thinking about
doing certainty factors/probabilities using the same pattern)

If we had some estimates for 80/20 usage and how much work was involved then
the preferable version should pop out. I guess a middle of the road (between
storage and inference) usage is how easy it is to deal with simple queries.

Three that spring to mind from a PIM point of view are "where am I on
Thursday?" "what's happening on Thursday?" and "when am I in London?". The
first query does look more approachable in the subAbstrac version, and the
second is trivial in the quoted version but twisty with subAbstrac. The
third query is a mini-maze either way.
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