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Re: Reification - whats best practice?

From: Laurian Gridinoc <laur@gd.ro>
Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2004 09:27:05 +0000
Message-ID: <412DACE9.6060003@gd.ro>
To: Eric Jain <Eric.Jain@isb-sib.ch>
CC: Lars Marius Garshol <larsga@ontopia.net>, rdf-interest <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>


I thought that not using contexts was a good point, because I can make 
or verify statements out of any context...
Of course, reification is redundant because there is no way to assign an 
URI to a triple unless the underlying storage supports this, but out of 
the storage context won't work.

Eric Jain wrote:

> [...]
> It would indeed be nice if there was a way to avoid global identifiers 
> for statements, but all syntaxes that I have seen so far that do so 
> end up being rather verbose, i.e. using even more disk space than 
> standard RDF/XML (unless perhaps you need to reify every single 
> statement).

Maybe one solution (global identifiers),  would be to have an URI schema 
for triples, something like urn:rdf:sha1:BASE32ofSHA1SumOfNTriple to 
address a statement in an uniform way (decoupled of any storage internal 

I know it's wrong, but what if?


Laurian Gridinoc
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