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Re: Representing quantification in RDF

From: Peter F. Patel-Schneider <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
Date: Sat, 05 May 2001 13:17:36 -0400
To: seth@robustai.net
Cc: www-rdf-interest@w3.org, cg@cs.uah.edu
Message-Id: <20010505131736N.pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
From: "Seth Russell" <seth@robustai.net>
Subject: Re: Representing quantification in RDF
Date: Fri, 4 May 2001 12:58:58 -0700

> From: "Peter F. Patel-Schneider" <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
> 
> > I don't have any problem with any reasonable syntax for quantification.
> > The problem is, as usual, in providing a meaning for the syntactic
> > constructs.  How are you proposing to do that?
> 
> By also representing the behavior of the system in the same "syntactic
> constructs".
> 
> Seth

And how are you going to ground this?  There is no connection between
syntax and behavior unless you have some active component in the formalism,
and there is no such component in RDF or RDFS.

Peter Patel-Schneider
Bell Labs Research


> ----original message----
> > From: "Seth Russell" <seth@robustai.net>
> > Subject: Representing quantification in RDF
> > Date: Fri, 4 May 2001 09:08:00 -0700
> >
> > > Does anyone have any trouble with representing quantification in the RDF
> > > data model the way John Sowa represents quantification in Conceptual
> Graphs
> > > ?
> > >
> > > [1] http://www.bestweb.net/~sowa/cg/tut.htm
> > >
> > > Seth
> > >
> >
> 
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