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Re: Reification - whats best practice?

From: Eric Jain <Eric.Jain@isb-sib.ch>
Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2004 14:48:04 +0200
Message-ID: <412DDC04.7010401@isb-sib.ch>
To: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>
CC: "'RDF interesting groupe'" <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>

Sandro Hawke wrote:
> The obvious approach I see is that Alice makes C available as a web
> page; Bob can dereference the URI C and get the triples in the
> context, if he wants to.  I think this is effectively what DanBri
> suggested, although he's thinking of the URI as identifying a document
> which is a serialization of the contents of C, and I think of the same
> URI as identifying an RDF Graph, a representation (serialization) of
> which can be obtained over the web.

Using different documents for representing different "contexts" (or 
graphs, or models, or whatever) breaks down when you need to exchange 
data from a large amount of different contexts, say a few million...

Also, it seems strange that RDF (abstract model) would be tied to the 
use of documents (implementation detail, not present when using database 
backed storage).
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