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Anonymous and unknown URIs

From: Jonas Liljegren <jonas@paranormal.o.se>
Date: Sun, 12 Dec 1999 17:40:01 +0100
Message-ID: <3853CFE1.79334C87@paranormal.o.se>
To: Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>, RDF Intrest Group <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Dan Brickley wrote:
>  Some RDF might say: "the eyecolour of the hairdresser of my boss's niece
> is brown". This is a (perhaps!) useful piece of information that we might
> exchange using XML and RDF. Or "the price of my boss's car". In both
> cases, the RDF statements would be anchored to resources using URIs at
> some point, eg. a person: URI for the speaker.
> [person:uk:nx9300001]--boss--> [ ] ---niece--> [ ] ---hairdresser--> [ ] --eyecol-> "brown"
> [person:uk:nx9300001]--boss--> [ ] --price--> "30,000 ukp"

Good example!

So we should look at them as unknown URIs, and talk about them as thus.

Could this be integrated with a general way to present RDF queries?

You could send one of the above to a service and the service, if
successful, would give you 
a model back, but with the unknown URIS substituted with the real ones,
or perhaps a container 
of alternative models.

I think that the same URI could be used for unknown URIs in queries, as
for the anonymous 
resources in an RDF document. They wouldn't have to be stable or unique.
But they would have 
to be recogized as unknown.

/ Jonas  -  http://paranormal.o.se/perl/proj/rdf/schema_editor/
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