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RE: rdf as a base for other languages

From: Peter Crowther <peter.crowther@networkinference.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2001 10:59:39 +0100
Message-ID: <B6F03FDBA149CA41B6E9EB8A329EB12D05A35D@vault.melandra.net>
To: "'Brian McBride'" <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Cc: www-rdf-logic@w3.org
> From: Brian McBride [mailto:bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com]
> It would seem that there are (at least) 2 approaches to creating that
> language.  One is to 'extend' RDF.  The other is to design a 
> new language
> with richer capabilities.  With the latter approach, ground facts are 
> represented by RDF.  Rules/Logic are represented by the logic 
> language (LL).
> Processors implement rules/logic expressed in LL operating on 
> ground facts represented in RDF.
> LL of course, could be encoded in RDF, but that is not the 
> same thing as it 'being' RDF.

Brian, can I ask how you would encode such a language in RDF yet prevent it
from being RDF --- or, at least, being mis-interpreted as RDF by a
non-LL-aware agent?  I guess I'm taking issue with the 'of course' in the
above paragraph; I think that encoding process needs clarification.

		- Peter
Received on Monday, 4 June 2001 05:59:55 UTC

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