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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.

Cheers
Jörg

-----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
http://www.w3.org/RDF/
have pretty much superceded the 1999 spec even though they're not yet at
Recommendation stage.

Cheers,
Danny.
Received on Friday, 20 June 2003 03:41:20 GMT

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