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Plurals

From: Julian Klappenbach <JulianK@xSides.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2001 11:12:56 -0700
Message-ID: <27C9F5C2F2DFD311839A00A0C9EDA7DF0120E032@smtp1.arkspace2.corp.xsides.net>
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Say we want to support natural language expressions.  Take the following
query:

"Find all people with the first name Julian."

We've defined:

<Person ...>
	<...="first name" .../>
</Person>

One of the difficulties is that I see is that when we're searching for sets,
we're searching for more than one object.  That means that we need to use
plural constructs.  If our search is to support somewhat of a natural
language expression, then our RDF definitions should support plural
definitions for readable text whenever necessary.

Are there other ways of handling this problem that have been discussed?

	-jjk
Received on Monday, 30 April 2001 14:11:19 GMT

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