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Re: need to determine what RDF is

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: 30 May 2002 10:31:43 -0500
To: "Peter F. "Patel-Schneider <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
Cc: danbri@w3.org, bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com, www-rdf-comments@w3.org, em@w3.org, w3c-semweb-cg@w3.org
Message-Id: <1022772704.24872.75.camel@dirk>

On Thu, 2002-05-30 at 10:26, Peter F. Patel-Schneider wrote:
[...]
> I'm only interested in relationships between RDF graphs.  Which such
> relationships are RDF relationships?  
> 
> My view is that the only such relationships are RDF entailment and RDFS
> entailment.  Any agent that computes any other relationship between RDF
> graphs is not doing RDF.

Why is RDFS special? It's just the first of many RDF vocabularies,
no?

I could understand a definition that said 'anybody doing more than
RDF simple entailments isn't doing RDF', but I don't understand
a definition of RDF that includes RDFS but not dublin core,
RSS, DAML+OIL/OWL, etc.

>  (Well, actually, I suppose that an agent could be
> determining whether two RDF graphs RDF entail each other, which is
> different from RDF entailment, but I think that you should be able to get
> my drift.)
> 
> peter
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