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RE: Standard URI Set, and Resource Description Protocol (rdp://)

From: Sherman Monroe <shermanmonroe@yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 21 May 2003 11:35:53 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <20030521183553.6747.qmail@web14701.mail.yahoo.com>
To: Jon Hanna <jon@spin.ie>, www-rdf-interest@w3.org
The answer to this question is related to linguistics. The lexicon is created actively by the brain. The brain indexes the objects it encounters throught the senses, and assigns them all "symbols" which can be used to re-present the object. In this sense, the symbol "stands for" the object.
 
The concepts for which symobls have been provided are, again, selectively chosen. These are generally concrete objects that can be physically observed and sensed. Language developed to allow the transimission of "assertions" about these objects. As the language grows more complex, the more assertions are available for representation.
 
RDF URI's are like the vocabulary for the semantic web language. The very nature of a natural language "vocabulary" limits it to describing only discreet objects and concepts, as there are natural limits to the indexing capacity of the brain. But a machine vocabulary could in theory contain a "term" that re-presents each assertion, as assertions are themselves concepts. Reification, for example, provides a way of assigning a term for these complex concepts.
 
As for your example, you would first have to represented it as an RDF model, using availiable ontologies for expressing complex concepts. Then, if you wanted to assign a URI to express or re-present that complex concept, I suggest you reify it.

 
-sherman

Jon Hanna <jon@spin.ie> wrote:

I'd have quite a few questions about this. My first though would be how do I
find out the URI for the ominous feeling when you can't think of anything
you need to do, but something at the back of your mind tells you that there
is something really important you should do as a matter of urgency?



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