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Re: [topicmapmail] RDF and TopicMaps: an Exercise in Convergence

From: Sam Hunting <sam_hunting@yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2001 06:33:22 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <20010604133323.7291.qmail@web3001.mail.yahoo.com>
To: ann.wrightson@alphaxml.com, topicmapmail@infoloom.com, www-rdf-interest@w3.org
[ann wrightson]
> The ideas behind RDF and topic maps show IMO a v. clear duality
> between resource-centred and subject-centred information organization
> respectively (straight out of classic information science!).

I ask again:

In a topic map, a human is the ultimate arbiter of subject identity.

Is the same true for an RDF resource?

If it is not, any mapping between RDF and topic maps is a purely formal
exercise, since the semantics [sic] of the resource and the topic are
completely different.


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