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Re: A triple is not unique.

From: Graham Klyne <GK@dial.pipex.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2000 11:05:35 +0000
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To: RDF-IG <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Given a statement:

    [s] --p--> [o]

and the further statements

    [S1] --rdf:type-------> [rdf:Statement]
    [S1] --rdf:subject----> [s]
    [S1] --rdf:predicate--> [p]
    [S1] --rdf:object-----> [o]

I think it's more helpful to say "S1 reifies [s]--p-->[o]" that to say that 
"S1 is the reification of [s]--p-->[o]".

In this way, using different identifiers to describe "[s]--p-->[o]" does 
not force us to conclude that there are multiple instances of the statement 
itself.  The abstract triple can then be legitimately regarded as unique.

Graham Klyne
Received on Monday, 20 November 2000 08:24:56 UTC

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