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RE: On the integration of Topic Maps and RDF

From: Martin Lacher <lacher@db.stanford.edu>
Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2001 16:31:09 -0700
To: "Peter F. Patel-Schneider" <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>, <andrei@derpi.tuwien.ac.at>
Cc: <lobrst@mitre.org>, <gdm@empolis.co.uk>, <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Message-ID: <NEBBIEAODMJKOIMFPAEBMEHPCLAA.lacher@db.stanford.edu>
> > 2 Another is "object layer"  mapping which just encode XTM
> graph as a RDF
> > graph   and semantic is stored implicitly in that graph.
> > The query should contain statements for extracting semantic information
> > such in F-Logic  in the article
> > ...
> > tms:roleLabel->natural-resource;
> > ...
> > or semantic should be provided by inference engine
> >
> > But from the point of view of the article  - to develop query
> engine which
> > can also include XTM resources into  RDF
> > both ways are suitable. The difference is only in queries.
> Information is
> > not lost.
>
> Not lost to a fully capable reasoner, such as a human.  However,
> it is lost
> to an RDF (only)-capable agent.

Yes, so far a human user who understands our mapping has to write a query to
query both sources.

Cheers,

Martin
Received on Thursday, 23 August 2001 19:34:18 GMT

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