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RE: abstract model and reification

From: Graham Klyne <GK@Dial.pipex.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2000 09:10:57 +0100
Message-Id: <4.3.2.7.2.20000920090618.00c89930@pop.dial.pipex.com>
To: "McBride, Brian" <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Cc: "RDF Interest (E-mail)" <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
At 08:57 AM 9/20/00 +0100, McBride, Brian wrote:
>So if we imagine that we have two resources s1 and s2 both of which
>represent some statement S.  Then any RDF statement
>that was true of s1, would in fact be a statement about S and so
>would also be true of s2.  And vice versa, any true statement about
>s2 would be true of S and would thus also be true of s1.  A similar
>argument applies to false statements about s1 and s2.

I'm not sure I buy the premise here...

Suppose we have s1 and s2, as you say, both modelling (representing) S.

Then we may have different statements about the statement S attached to them:
     s1 --assertedBy--> "Brian"
     s2 --assertedBy--> "Graham"

Further, consider that s1 and s2 may appear in different documents, covered 
by different digital signatures, so there are differences about the 
representations used, even though they represent the same statement.

#g

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Graham Klyne
(GK@ACM.ORG)
Received on Wednesday, 20 September 2000 04:18:22 GMT

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