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Re: universal languages

From: Stefan Decker <stefan@db.stanford.edu>
Date: Tue, 06 Feb 2001 10:22:23 -0800
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To: Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>
Cc: pat hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>, <www-rdf-logic@w3.org>

At 12:56 PM 2/6/2001 -0500, Dan Brickley wrote:

>Hi Stefan,
>On Tue, 6 Feb 2001, Stefan Decker wrote:
> > Without unique object identifiers there is no way to
> > construct a "web" of interconnected data.
>Nonsense :) So long as there is _some_ way of identifying things through
>description, we get a hypertext Web. We don't need to assign "URIs" to
>each object to achieve this. But it does help. As does relating those
>URI-less objects to things picked out by URI. I fear we URI zealots tend
>to overstate the case sometimes...

take my example. How would an agent publish the
information he as derived on the web without global IDs?
Copying all the properties of the different Pat Hayes?
How would he refer to the information on the different pages?

>"without being able to identify objects there's no way to describe their
>inter-relationships" is probably what you should've said. Put like that
>it's hardly worth arguing over. Though I expect we could try!

What is a hyper-data system else than a global network
of objects and their interrelationships?


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