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Re: lightweight reification

From: Graham Klyne <GK@dial.pipex.com>
Date: Fri, 02 Jun 2000 14:04:33 +0100
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To: Pierre-Antoine CHAMPIN <champin@bat710.univ-lyon1.fr>
Cc: RDF interest group <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
At 10:18 AM 6/2/00 +0200, Pierre-Antoine CHAMPIN wrote:
>Graham Klyne wrote:
> > But reification described in M&S involves making a node resource for the
> > statement, AND adding four graph arcs originating from that node.  If we
> > can find a usable identity for the statement resource, then the four
> > additional arcs aren't necessarily needed.
>a reified statement has intrinsically these 4 properties (property in the 
>general meaning, not RDF's), and the arcs are the way RDF expresses 
>properties !
>This does not mean that implementation must keep those arcs explicit (I 
>agree there are better ways of doing it), but it's true that M&S may be 
>misleading about it.

But, without a (common) way to _name_ a statement, the property values are 
the only way to identify it -- which leads back to full reification.


Graham Klyne
Received on Friday, 2 June 2000 10:23:10 UTC

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