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RE: "If" and "else" in RDF

From: Danny Ayers <danny@panlanka.net>
Date: Sun, 29 Apr 2001 12:02:23 +0600
To: <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Message-ID: <EBEPLGMHCDOJJJPCFHEFOECIDEAA.danny@panlanka.net>

<- I said:
<- > <-     if (X, rdfs:class, Male) then (X, address, "Mr.")
<- > <-     if (X, rdfs:class, Female) then (X, address, "Ms")
<-
<- Danny said:
<- > Wait though - you've just said it, without using any inference. Ok, it
<- might
<- > not be in the RDF model as it stands, but those look like reasonable
<- > statements to me.
<-
<- What do you mean "without using any inference". Maybe we differ in our
<- definitions, but I consider the above to be inference rules.

Yep, probably definitions.
If I was to say "2 + 2" I wouldn't be performing any addition, and wouldn't
expect you to see "4".
No inference has been carried out on "if (X, rdfs:class, Female) then (X,
address, "Ms")", though presumably your average inference engine in the
street would know what to do.
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