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Re: A triple is not unique.

From: Jonathan Borden <jborden@mediaone.net>
Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2000 17:47:18 -0500
Message-ID: <019101c0540d$01cbb7d0$0a2e249b@nemc.org>
To: "Seth Russell" <seth@robustai.net>, "Sergey Melnik" <melnik@db.stanford.edu>
Cc: "RDF Interest Group" <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Seth
>
> But what if MyMemory (web site as you put it) contains both the statement
I made and the
> statement made by the Electoral College .. and in fact distinguishes
between the two .. as
> is the case of this email?
>

I think you are mixing up the triple and the reification of the triple. The
triple is unique but its reification need not be unique.


<Description about="Bush">
    <wonThe resource="Election"/>
</Description>
<Statement ID="SethsStmt">
    <subject resource="Bush"/>
    <predicate resource="wonThe"/>
    <object resource="Election"/>
</Statement>
<Statement ID="ECStmt">
    <subject resource="Bush"/>
    <predicate resource="wonThe"/>
    <object resource="Election"/>
</Statement>

(Bush wonThe Election)

(SethsStmt type Statement)
(SethsStmt subject Bush)
(SethsStmt predicate wonThe)
(SethsStmt object Election)

(ECStmt type Statement)
(ECStmt subject Bush)
(ECStmt predicate wonThe)
(ECStmt object Election)

Jonathan Borden
The Open Healthcare Group
http://www.openhealth.org
Received on Tuesday, 21 November 2000 17:59:34 GMT

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