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

From: Sam Hunting <sam_hunting@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 31 May 2001 10:22:34 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <20010531172234.6052.qmail@web3002.mail.yahoo.com>
To: Bernard Vatant <b.vatant@wanadoo.fr>, Graham Moore <gdm@empolis.co.uk>, topicmapmail@infoloom.com, www-rdf-interest@w3.org
[bernard vatant]
> The bottom question: Do you really consider that RDF Resource and TM
> Topic are equivalent (or isomorphic) concepts, in the sense that any
> information captured in an RDF Resource can be captured in an 
> equivalent way by a TM Topic (and the other way round) ? Or do you 
> consider it for the moment as a formal equivalence?

This is a good question from Bernard that has not yet been answered.

Humans are the ultimate arbiters of subject identity. If the same is
NOT true in the RDF realm (can someone inform me?) then the
homeomorphims between RDF and XTM is purely formal.


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