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RDF and contexts -- discussion paper

From: Graham Klyne <GK@dial.pipex.com>
Date: Tue, 05 Sep 2000 18:38:33 +0100
Message-Id: <4.3.2.7.2.20000905181951.00c41c40@pop.dial.pipex.com>
To: RDF interest group <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Folks,

I've finally managed to scrape together some of my thoughts about RDF and 
contexts into a document:

   http://public.research.mimesweeper.com/RDF/RDFContexts.html

I have focused entirely on the RDF model, rather than its syntax.  I 
believe the proposals made can be handled fully within the current RDF 
model, even though I propose an extended model as a basis for discussion 
(and, incidentally, for our implementation).

I have tried to work from the basic 'ist' ("is true in") relationship as 
developed by John McCarthy and R V Guha, though I may have taken it in 
directions they did not intend.

We are planning to experiment with using this approach to assist a number 
of purposes:
- representing relationships between RDF statements and documents that 
contain them
- trust modelling
- describing nested or composite resources
- modelling physical-world object relationships
... and maybe more?

Comments are welcome.  Enjoy!

#g
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Graham Klyne
(GK@ACM.ORG)
Received on Tuesday, 5 September 2000 13:41:55 GMT

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