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Re: Meaning of an RDF document: issue rdfms-assertion

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2001 21:03:00 -0500 (EST)
To: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>
cc: Aaron Swartz <me@aaronsw.com>, www-rdf-comments <www-rdf-comments@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0111192100590.13752-100000@tux.w3.org>

So which predicates are semantically delgatory in nature? rdf:type, it
seems? Any others? If this is a real distinction, we might consider asking
WebOnt to create subclasses of rdf:Property for those that delegate to the
subject, or to the object, of a statement...

Not entirely convinced; this semantic atomism often feels like ascribing
meaning to the letters that make up the words in a sentence,

Dan

On Mon, 19 Nov 2001, Tim Berners-Lee wrote:

> Precicely.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Aaron Swartz" <me@aaronsw.com>
> To: "Dan Brickley" <danbri@w3.org>
> Cc: "www-rdf-comments" <www-rdf-comments@w3.org>; "Tim Berners-Lee"
> <timbl@w3.org>
> Sent: Monday, November 19, 2001 9:44 AM
> Subject: Re: Meaning of an RDF document: issue rdfms-assertion
>
>
> > On Friday, November 16, 2001, at 03:58  PM, Dan Brickley wrote:
> >
> > > Its the predicate that sets the meaning, unless the predicate
> > > says that something else sets the meaning...
> >
> > I don't see how this is contradictory. If I say the Director is
> > in charge, but he can delegate authority to a domain leader,
> > does that lessen his authority? I'd say no.
> >
> > --
> > [ "Aaron Swartz" ; <mailto:me@aaronsw.com> ; <http://www.aaronsw.com/> ]
> >
>
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