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Re: [closed] pfps-14 "Social Meaning and RDF"

From: Peter F. Patel-Schneider <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2003 14:43:44 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <20030317.144344.71266364.pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
To: fmanola@mitre.org
Cc: gk@ninebynine.org, www-rdf-comments@w3.org

This sounds good.  The change you are proposing, however, didn't make it to
the official response.


From: Frank Manola <fmanola@mitre.org>
Subject: Re: [closed] pfps-14 "Social Meaning and RDF"
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2003 14:35:48 -0500

> "Peter F. Patel-Schneider" wrote:
> > 
> > There is also Section 2.2 of the RDF Primer that I already have pointed out
> > in one of the email messages that gave rise to this comment.  I do not
> > believe that any changes have been suggested for this section.
> Peter--
> The general nature of the change I intended (and still intend) to make
> in Section 2.2 of the Primer was discussed in the original thread that
> gave rise to this issue, and hasn't changed;  see, e.g., message
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-rdf-comments/2003JanMar/0273.html
> One way of making the necessary distinction that occurred to me was to
> point out that a human might read a lot of meaning into triples such as
> ex:index.html  dc:creator  exstaff:85740
> because there seem to be words in there, but as far as a machine is
> concerned, what it sees might as well be something like
> fy:joefy.iunm  ed:dsfbups  fytubgg:85740
> and any English text describing the meaning of dc:creator found at the
> Dublin Core site also provides no additional meaning as far as the
> machine is concerned.  Any meaning beyond this being an RDF triple with
> the indicated components (and any meaning of the graph in which this
> triple appears beyond that specified by RDF Semantics) is "social
> meaning" of a sort, and would be based on extra-RDF mechanisms. 
> --Frank 
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