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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
Message-Id: <4.3.2.7.2.20001120105746.00aa8f00@pop.dial.pipex.com>
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.

#g
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Graham Klyne
(GK@ACM.ORG)
Received on Monday, 20 November 2000 08:24:56 GMT

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