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Re: summary of 'a triple is not unique' and 'statements/reified' statements

From: Pierre-Antoine CHAMPIN <champin@bat710.univ-lyon1.fr>
Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2000 16:33:22 +0100
Message-ID: <3A2521C2.A36E8D29@bat710.univ-lyon1.fr>
To: Sergey Melnik <melnik@db.stanford.edu>
CC: RDF Interest Group <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Sergey Melnik wrote:
> I inherited his idea [making Statement inherit Resource] in the
> "Stanford" API, have been relying on it for over a year for both
> in-memory and database-backed RDF applications, and it proved pretty
> decent so far. Thus, I believe it makes perfect sense to reflect this in
> the RDF model itself.

What you did in the stanford API, by making Statement inherit Resource,
is in my point of view handling *only* reified statements.

This is absolutely consistent with RDF M&S, implying that all statements in an RDF description are reified and put in a Bag. That bag is implicitely modeled by the Model class in the API.

With this point of view, the RDF model does not have to be extended to "match" the API...

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