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Re: Can Resource be the top of our ontology ?

From: Frank V. Castellucci <frankc@colconsulting.com>
Date: Sun, 08 Apr 2001 18:15:39 -0400
Message-ID: <3AD0E30B.1E9B9C98@colconsulting.com>
To: "Charles F. Munat" <chas@munat.com>
CC: RDF-IG <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
"Charles F. Munat" wrote:
> 
> So everything is a thing?
> 
> Charles F. Munat
> Seattle, Washington

Lets be careful about where and what "Thing" is, and what RDF resources
are.

Thing is the vacuous root of all concepts typically found in knowledge
representation graphs. In order to instantiate "Thing" you need some
types to construct it, like Class and Role (or Resource in this case).

In addition, it is an anachronism for implementation not
conceptualization. In conceptualization it is implicit.

-- 
Frank V. Castellucci
http://corelinux.sourceforge.net
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