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Re: making statements about a graph

From: Steve Harris <S.W.Harris@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2003 19:52:55 +0000
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Message-ID: <20031105195255.GC28247@ecs.soton.ac.uk>

On Wed, Nov 05, 2003 at 09:43:15PM +0200, Dmitry Borodaenko wrote:
> 
> On Wed, Nov 05, 2003 at 06:13:31PM +0000, Bill de h?ra wrote:
> > Otherwise tho'  being able to make statements about a graph is a major
> > use-case atm for me. But there  doesn't seem to be any legal while
> > sane way to do this - reflection/reification is not how I want to go
> > about it, even if I was sure the semantics would pan out (reification
> > to identify a graph?).
> 
> How about treating a graph as a Bag of Statements? Definitely legal, and
> I don't see how is it insane. I don't understand, why so many RDF users
> and implementers shy away from reification?

The RDF provided mechaism for reification is pretty messed up IMHO.

However graph level context/model storage is pretty logical and quite
powerful.

- Steve
Received on Wednesday, 5 November 2003 14:52:57 GMT

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