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Re: TM + RDF was Re: Again: Anonymous Resources and literals

From: Jan Grant <Jan.Grant@bristol.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2001 15:21:26 +0000 (GMT)
To: Jonathan Borden <jborden@mediaone.net>
cc: Graham Klyne <GK@ninebynine.org>, RDF interest group <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>, srn <srn@coolheads.com>
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.31.0103121520250.26600-100000@mail.ilrt.bris.ac.uk>
On Mon, 12 Mar 2001, Jonathan Borden wrote:

> From Steve and Michel's excellent presentation at the RDFIG F2F, I think
> that perhaps the most fruitful integration between topic maps and RDF is not
> in the area of syntaxes (do we really need yet another syntax :-) but rather
> for this _exact_ type of processing, that is how to 'merge' URIs
> representing anonymous resources when we have discovered that we are really
> talking about the same thing.

Right, and this is maybe a (tiny) argument why anonymous resources
should remain anonymous: you can merge two nodes and don't have to
decide which URI you want to refer to them with.


> What would be really useful (to me) would be an integration of the topic map
> processing model into RDF and this would perhaps be best accomplished at or
> aside the level of DAML+x
>
> -Jonthan

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