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Re: Proposal: variables, templates, and Stickey Cyber Molecules

From: Seth Russell <seth@robustai.net>
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2001 10:48:01 -0800
Message-ID: <3A673A61.B234C19A@robustai.net>
To: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>
CC: RDF-IG <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Tim Berners-Lee wrote:

> Oh, that sounds like an anonymous node. This is just an existentially
> quantifiued variable.
> <> foo:replyTo [ foo:writtenBy
>     [ foo:mailbox  <mailto:seth@robustai.net> ; foo:firstname "Seth" ]
> ]
> which you can read as "This document is a reply to something which
> was written by that which has email address mailto:seth@robustai.net
> and first name "Seth". Maybe that is what you mean.

Ok, we could use an entire node rather than just a uri string, i hadn't though
of that.  But the application requires that we explicitly state that the node is
a variable, an Unknown, a blank line in a forum that we are soliciting agents to
fill out.  But I see I can just invent a (new?) class of things and call it
:Unknown.   So let me go back to my original example and rewrite it using an
entire node in N3:

@prefix  : <#> .
@prefix msn: <http://microsoft.com#>.
@prefix: w3c: <http://w3c.org/#>.
:Seth a :Human; :isWorkingOn :semBrowser;
   a :Human, :Unknown;
   :isFluentIn msn:VisualBasic, "C++", w3c:N3,
   :wantsToWorkOn :semBrowser;
   :wantsToWorkWith :Seth;
   :salaryRequirements "0";

w3c:N3 :Rocks !!!

Incidentally that sticky cyber molecule is real,  I'd sign it if I had the
technology installed.

:fullName "Seth Russell";
 foo:mailbox  <mailto:seth@robustai.net>;
:hasICQ "69375355";
:conjectures <http://www.robustai.net/ai/conjecture.htm>;
:authorOf <http://robustAI.net/MyNetwork/StickeyCyberMolecules.html>.
Received on Thursday, 18 January 2001 13:41:04 UTC

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