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Re: URI for language identifiers

From: Bill de hÓra <dehora@eircom.net>
Date: Thu, 03 Apr 2003 11:55:11 +0100
Message-ID: <3E8C130F.6030108@eircom.net>
To: "Peter F. Patel-Schneider" <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
CC: Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com, miles@milessabin.com, www-rdf-interest@w3.org

Peter F. Patel-Schneider wrote:
> From: Bill de hÓra <dehora@eircom.net> 
>>In particular, I think the first makes the semantic web slightly 
>>crocked from an engineeering perspective - well and good to for the 
>>RDF MT to say that all URIs must have one denotation in the graph, 
> 
> 
> The RDF semantics (model theory) doesn't say this at all.  As in most model
> theories, the denotation of a name (URI reference) is only fixed in an
> interpretation, and can differ between interpretations.

Yes, good catch.


>>well and good for some to say URIs are owned therefore their 
>>denotations are owned thanks to some axiom or other. But there is a 
>>whole layer of infrastructure to be put into place to assign 
>>interpretations to URIs before safely merging graphs, if Miles is 
>>correct.
> 
> 
> Not only a whole layer of infrastructure, but a whole theory of
> representation to be added to the Semantic Web architecture.

Better catch ;)


Bill de hÓra
Received on Thursday, 3 April 2003 05:56:19 GMT

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