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RE: RDF's binary nature

From: Jörg-Ulrich Wölfel <woelfel@glueware.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2003 09:34:36 +0200
To: <danny666@virgilio.it>, "Tom Reilly" <treilly@macromedia.com>, <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Message-ID: <EOEPLFDEDNDDNOJKKMDJGEMHCGAA.woelfel@glueware.com>

The "binary" kind of properties you have in mind is defined in OWL as
owl:FunctionalProperty a subclass of rdf:Property.


-----Original Message-----
From: www-rdf-interest-request@w3.org
[mailto:www-rdf-interest-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Danny Ayers
Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2003 8:01 PM
To: Tom Reilly; www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Subject: RE: RDF's binary nature

> I realize that, by "binary" I was referring to this:
> http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/REC-rdf-syntax-19990222/#ex-NonBinary

"The RDF data model intrinsically only supports binary relations; that is, a
statement specifies a relation between two resources."

Ok, fair enough - the relations are binary.

I'm sure you'd noticed, but just for the record, the later documents at
have pretty much superceded the 1999 spec even though they're not yet at
Recommendation stage.

Received on Friday, 20 June 2003 03:41:20 UTC

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