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Re: Trust, Context, Justification and Quintuples

From: Thomas B. Passin <tpassin@comcast.net>
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2003 09:02:09 -0500
Message-ID: <3FE304E1.4070603@comcast.net>
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org

Jeremy Carroll wrote:
>>2) The interpretation of a reified statement is not well defined.  For
>>example, it is NOT a representation for any actual triple in the data
>>store, and it is NOT considered "asserted"... So what is a reified
>>statement and how should it relate to the other triples?
> No that goes too far - the interpretation of a reified statement is clearly
> defined by RDF Semantics - but this differs from the applications that
> reification is often used for. That was the best the WG could do and it is a
> known limitation with the current round of RDF. That's why thing like
> contexts ended up in the postponed pile.

Yes, sorry, I should not have said "well defined",  something like "not 
suitably defined for indicating specific triples" would have captured my 
intent better.


Tom P
Received on Friday, 19 December 2003 09:05:03 UTC

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