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Re: Summary: RFC

From: Stefan Decker <stefan@DB.Stanford.EDU>
Date: Sat, 20 Nov 1999 11:08:26 -0800
Message-Id: <4.2.0.58.19991120110742.013c5550@db.stanford.edu>
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Hi,

sure.
Entity-relationship modelling is capturing the relations between
generic objects (classes).
RDF however, unifies the instance and the class level.

So i don't directly see, how ER-modelling is applicable with RDF.
And i don't see that it is conceptually simpler than RDF.
Integrating it with the concepts of links and sources is as difficult as
doing that with the (subject,predicate,object) model
(which is already done! (mostly)).
Please clarify.

Cu,
         Stefan



At 12:40 PM 11/20/99 -0500, you wrote:
>Stefan,
>
>This certainly captures most of the technical conversation. I was hoping
>that the simplification effort would result in a core representation that is
>very, very simple. Everything else should be layered on top of this. My
>proposal was the entity-relationship model. We have not discussed this and
>we probably should.
>
>Sankar
>
>
>
Received on Saturday, 20 November 1999 14:10:53 GMT

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