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Re: blank nodes question

From: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2003 20:49:40 +0100
Message-ID: <3F257E54.5090708@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
To: "Peter P. Jones" <ppj@concept67.fsnet.co.uk>
CC: Bob MacGregor <macgregor@ISI.EDU>, Graham Klyne <GK@ninebynine.org>, www-rdf-interest@w3.org

> That's a different point from the original aim of my question which 
> is why does the RDF model need blank nodes?
> Jeremy Carroll spoke to that in a sense, but if there are never any 
> blank arcs in RDF, why not just make use of the arc labelling instead 
> of generating blank nodes?

I often use, at least in theoretical work, effectively blank arcs, I just 
label them all with rdf:value or eg:prop. This then carries no information.

If I try the same technique on blank nodes, I would end up with one node.

The two cases are very different.

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