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RE: Is "Model" part of the RDF model?

From: Bill dehOra <wdehora@cromwellmedia.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2000 14:47:28 +0100
Message-ID: <57C6E3244632D411A2F100508BC8079A1BE743@juno.interxtechnology.com>
To: rdf <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Cc: "'Seth Russell'" <seth@robustai.net>

>> In the Stanford API (but not Jena) the Model is-a Resource.  Is this
>> resource intended to be the same as our bag?
>
>I think every context (aliases: models, microtheories, mentons) should
>have a symbol that describes and defines it.  Obviously this symbol
>will be just another node in the graph ... yes, it is a resource.  It
>might be a good idea for us to start talking about a common definition
>of the information we should hang off this resource such that we can
>automatically create mechanisms to collect the set of triples in the
>container which it represents.  Or have we already done that?  I
>really don't think it's a bag as defined in the RDF syntax.

I'd be inclined to agree. My api thinks Model isako Resource, since Models
can have URIs (or more likely, URNs) and it may be interesting to have
Models containing Models or as objects and subjects of Statements. But Model
isako Bag isn't neccessary. 

My api also thinks Literal isako Resource. Having Literals hanging out there
as dark matter doesn't make sense to me.

-Bill de hÓra
Received on Friday, 20 October 2000 09:49:43 GMT

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