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RE: SemWeb in Guardian newspaper

From: Lynn, James (Software Services) <james.lynn@hp.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2004 08:04:12 -0500
Message-ID: <5A5CC5E87DE62148845CC96C8868900E774688@ataexc02.americas.cpqcorp.net>
To: "Jon Hanna" <jon@hackcraft.net>
Cc: <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>

If we were talking about natural language, we would use adverbs. 
	I know him well.
	I hardly know him.
	I know him casually.

In RDF, how can we constrain a predicate?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-rdf-interest-request@w3.org
> [mailto:www-rdf-interest-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Jon Hanna
> Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2004 5:53 AM
> To: Jeremy Carroll
> Cc: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
> Subject: Re: SemWeb in Guardian newspaper
> 
> 
> 
> Quoting Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hpl.hp.com>:
> > 
> > http://www.guardian.co.uk/online/story/0,3605,1150657,00.html
> > 
> > [[
> > "It's 'out of control' by design," says Brickley.
> > ]]
> > 
> > (it being foaf)
> > 
> 
> I'm still not sure who I foaf:know!
> 
> Okay, the extremes are easy; I foaf:know my wife and kids, I 
> don't foaf:know the
> guy I can currently see walking past the window. However it's 
> more interesting
> (for the moment) to foaf:know people where I can find their 
> FOAF files.
> 
> Do I foaf:know Dan Brickley? we've chatted on IRC a tiny bit, 
> exchanged a couple
> of emails (mainly him complaining about my quoting style). Do 
> I foaf:know
> everyone who regularly posts on this list? Really they seem 
> like the people who
> foaf:knowing can lead to the most wasted hours browsing 
> through FOAF-a-naut
> (currently a rather dull experience with my FOAF file, which 
> is completely
> foaf:ignorant).
> 
> Do I foaf:know Jade from Big Brother? Despite my best efforts 
> I foaf:know a lot
> more about her than I care to.
> 
> Do I foaf:know everyone I once foaf:knew? If so FOAF could be 
> a disaster for
> those who would prefer to avoid past lovers (this should 
> neither be taken as an
> admission that I wish to avoid past lovers, nor as an 
> invitiation for them to
> get in touch).
> 
> The problem perhaps is not so much what foaf:know entails, as 
> what it implies.
> When someone is murdered and we hear that they are "known to 
> the police" we are
> apparantly to understand that they are known to the police for a very
> particular reason, to be foaf:known to the police (and have 
> this tracked by an
> automated agent) could be disasterous. Just to be on the safe 
> side I have a
> policy of never developing friendships with anyone involved in
> law-enforcement.
> 
> -- 
> Jon Hanna
> <http://www.hackcraft.net/>
> *Thought provoking quote goes here*
> 
> 
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