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Re: Personal URI?

From: Alberto Reggiori <areggiori@webweaving.org>
Date: Wed, 07 Aug 2002 11:06:04 +0200
Message-ID: <3D50E2FC.52308001@webweaving.org>
To: RDF-interest <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>

Seth Russell wrote:

> From: "Peter Bruhn Andersen" <bruhn.andersen@get2net.dk>
>
> > "Can you create an URN for that person?  Possibly with a new URN space?"
>
> I don't think that creating a URI (any type of uri) is the best solution.
> Reason is that different entities who want to describe this person will tend
> to create different URI for him or her.  RDF is all about our data being
> interoperable.  See TimBl's graphs below .. switch back and forth between
> arcs-1 and arcs-3 and see how the data from different sources merges
> together.  But if you call this person <http://foo/bar#Jim> an his school
> calls him <http://whatever.edu/students#Jim>, then the RDF systems will
> think you and his school are talking about *different* people.  Me thinks it
> is better to use bNodes and any  daml:UnambiguousProperty or just describe
> the person as best you can:  See example below:
>
> language: semenglish
>
> [
> type Person;
> worksFor "Organization 1", "Organization 2";
> fullName "John Joseph Jones".
> ]

yes, I agree with Seth here

see also http://rdfweb.org/2001/01/design/smush.html

Alberto
Received on Wednesday, 7 August 2002 05:00:10 GMT

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