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RE: universal languages

From: Stefan Decker <stefan@db.stanford.edu>
Date: Tue, 06 Feb 2001 12:23:15 -0800
Message-Id: <5.0.2.1.2.20010206120831.026abe78@db.stanford.edu>
To: Jim Hendler <jhendler@darpa.mil>
Cc: :
Jim,

>  However, I'm puzzled by Stefan's claims that we cannot deal with a lot 
> of things without "true" URIs and some of the other things I've been 
> reading here.

sorry, this was not my intention.
I'am not claiming that we need the "one and only" true URI for an entity.
I'am only claiming that we need an OIDs to uniquely identify
entities on the web. However, the same entity can have multiple OIDs.
(and then "equivalent-to" is a great mechanism).
But no OID should identify multiple entities.
In other words: if I come up with an ID for Boston, nobody should
be able to use this as an ID for San Francisco - or at least
this abuse should be easy detectable.

Thanks,

         Stefan
Received on Tuesday, 6 February 2001 15:24:00 GMT

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