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Re: RDF Graph

From: Jan Algermissen <jalgermissen@topicmapping.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Oct 2004 18:35:04 +0200
Message-ID: <416AB638.876F4738@topicmapping.com>
To: Frank Manola <fmanola@acm.org>
CC: Graham Klyne <GK@ninebynine.org>, "www-rdf-interest@w3.org" <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>


thanks to all the replies and clarifications on this issue. They
are helping a lot.

Frank Manola wrote:

> There is a vast literature on
> the complexity that has resulted from allowing duplicate rows into
> relational databases and query languages (think about defining the
> results of a COUNT function, for example).  Please let's not go there in
> RDF!

Yes, exactly. "Making the same statement twice doesn't make it more
true" :o)

Actually, I had expected that the position of the RDF spec
was crystal clear on this (given the degree of formalism applied in
other corners of the specs collection). 

Anyhow, thanks a lot.


Jan Algermissen                           http://www.topicmapping.com
Consultant & Programmer	                  http://www.gooseworks.org
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