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

From: Piotr Kaminski <pkaminsk@who.net>
Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2001 13:19:49 -0700
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[Sam Hunting]
> In a topic map, a human is the ultimate arbiter of subject identity.
> Is the same true for an RDF resource?

Opinion from the peanut gallery:  Given the RFC 2396 definition of
"resource", how could it be otherwise?  While RDF does not adopt this
definition literally (there's some issues with fragments, I believe), it
does follow its spirit.  Unless and until computers start having human
insights into abstract human concepts, how can they decide what a resource's
subject "is"?

        -- P.

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