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Re: Provenance for section 3 in technologies.tex

From: Dave Reynolds <der@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2003 11:40:33 +0100
Message-ID: <3EFACDA1.9CAA2DD5@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
To: Kevin Smathers <kevin.smathers@hp.com>
CC: www-rdf-dspace@w3.org

Kevin Smathers wrote:
> Another alternative is to abandon round-trip through standard RDF and
> either add local extensions that represent identity of the statements in
> the serialized form, or else assign a new identity to the statements
> after each round-trip.

RDF already allows you to identify statements in the serialization through
rdf:ID. This is compact in the serialization. It does translate into reification
in the data model but implementations can, and in some cases do, store such
reifications efficiently.

Non-standard extensions would be best avoided if you want SIMILE to be a full
participant in the semantic web.

Received on Thursday, 26 June 2003 06:41:52 UTC

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