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Re: need to determine what RDF is

From: Peter F. Patel-Schneider <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 13:01:56 -0400
To: seth@robustai.net
Cc: www-rdf-comments@w3.org
Message-Id: <20020530130156S.pfps@research.bell-labs.com>

From: "Seth Russell" <seth@robustai.net>
Subject: Re: need to determine what RDF is
Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 09:52:36 -0700

> From: "Peter F. Patel-Schneider" <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
> 
> > Yes, but my point is that this logical interpretation is *not* RDF
> > entailment.  It is, instead, RDFS entailment.
> 
> I still fail to see why it is important for us to classify entailments.
> It's just going to over complicate stuff needlessly.  If my agent knows the
> rules for rdfs:subClass, than it can arrive at legitimate entailments, if it
> doesn't know those rules, then  it can't. Why can't we just agree not to
> bother to classify entailments?   What added benefit is gained by
> classifying entailments?

Well, the question is what is RDF.  There appears to be disagreement over
this, which I feel needs to be resolved.

peter
Received on Thursday, 30 May 2002 13:02:59 GMT

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