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RE: Assigning URIs to people

From: Pete Johnston <p.johnston@ukoln.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 21:11:11 -0000
To: 'Richard Lennox' <listserve@richardlennox.net>, www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Message-ID: <004501c40d2d$8a5badd0$2392268a@ulpcpj>

Richard,

> Does any one know of a article/webpage that discusses the issues
surrounding the issue of assigning URIs to a person.

Not quite assigning URIs to people, so this may not answer your
question, but

http://rdfweb.org/mt/foaflog/archives/2003/07/10/12.05.33/index.html

is a very nice treatment of the identifier problem.

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Short version: 

In FOAF, we use URIs to identify things while describing them.

When we don't have URIs handy, we take care to use identifying
properties in our descriptions.

We don't care which properties we use, so long as they are unambiguous.
The more that get into general use, the easier it becomes to figure out
when two documents are describing the same entity.
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Pete
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