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Re: "If" and "else" in RDF

From: Seth Russell <seth@robustai.net>
Date: Sun, 29 Apr 2001 10:53:46 -0700
Message-ID: <00aa01c0d0d5$58437040$b17ba8c0@c1457248a.sttls1.wa.home.com>
To: "Steven Livingstone" <stv_ca@hotmail.com>, <danny@panlanka.net>, <altheim@eng.sun.com>
Cc: <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
From: "Steven Livingstone" <stv_ca@hotmail.com>

> <Gender id="Male">
>    <rdfs:label>Male</rdfs:label>
>    <address>Mr</address>
> </Gender>
>
> <Gender id="Female">
>    <rdfs:label>Female</rdfs:label>
>    <address>Ms</address>
> </Gender>
>
> To me the relationship is implicit in the definition, no "if then" is
really
> needed.

I agree.  One can declare the needed relationships between things without
recourse to the tricky  "if_conditional_ then_action" construct.  I
mentographed your RDF in the diagram below:

http://robustai.net/mentography/Gender.gif

... look ma .. no contradictions :)

Seth
Received on Sunday, 29 April 2001 13:58:20 GMT

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