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Re: need to determine what RDF is

From: Seth Russell <seth@robustai.net>
Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 10:10:10 -0700
Message-ID: <00df01c207fc$db3f31a0$657ba8c0@c1457248a.sttls1.wa.home.com>
To: "Peter F. Patel-Schneider" <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
Cc: <www-rdf-comments@w3.org>

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
> > 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.

I suppose that depends on what "is" is.  But seriously, you appear to have
avoided my questions.  What is the relationship between the question {What
is RDF?}and  (the classification of entailments according to namespace) ?

Seth Russell
Received on Thursday, 30 May 2002 13:16:36 UTC

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