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RE: Summary of the QName to URI Mapping Problem

From: <Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2001 10:37:09 +0300
Message-ID: <2BF0AD29BC31FE46B78877321144043114B559@trebe003.NOE.Nokia.com>
To: tpassin@home.com, www-rdf-logic@w3.org, www-rdf-interest@w3.org

> >    > The core mechanisms of RDF *must* preserve the 
> integrity of all data.
> >    >
> >
> >    [Tom Passin]
> >    Aha!  I'm going to strongly disagree with you here.  One of the
> features of
> >    the current web is that it is not self-consistent, ....
> > ...
> >
> > I don't like the tactic of refuting every argument by saying, "Oh,
> > well, the SW is going to be inconsistent anyway."  
> 
> ...I don't really expect to get machines
> applying "common sense" to the degree people can, for example, nor to
> understand all the nuances and contextual signals either.  
> But this doesn't
> automatically lead to the opposite of certainty and non-fuzzy 
> proof, either.

Again, I repeat, the issue is not one of certainty, correctness,
or consistency of statements, but one of integrity and consistency
of *data*.

It's not about what to do when you encounter stuff like
"apples are red" + "apples are blue" + "apples are not blue",
but the fact that if someone makes the statement "apples are red"
it doesn't end up somewhere as "apples are green".

The SW will be fuzzy, insofar as inference and logic is concerned, but 
it *must* not be fuzzy, imprecise, or unreliable insofar as data 
encoding and interchange are concerned.

No?

Cheers,

Patrick

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