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Re: RDF Statements as floating Cons Cells

From: pat hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2001 10:40:57 -0500
Message-Id: <v0421016ab746a175aa74@[205.160.76.219]>
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Cc: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>, Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>, www-rdf-logic@w3.org
>Tim Berners-Lee wrote:
> >
>[...]
> > I think everyone is
> > happy
> > with representing a statement by giving its pred,subj, and object
> > properties.
>
>Really? I'm not. cf
>
>use/mention and reification: rdf:predicate/subject/object
>Dan Connolly (Sat, May 26 2001)
>http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-rdf-logic/2001May/0359.html
>
>Re: use/mention and reification: rdf:predicate/subject/object
>Dan Connolly (Fri, Jun 01 2001)
>http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-rdf-logic/2001Jun/0020.html
>

Right, me neither. But don't say 'statement'. Call it a 'proposition' 
or 'fact' or a 'situation' or some such - whatever we want to call 
the things that statements denote - and then it all makes a lot more 
sense. Completed statements denote truthvalues, of course, but we 
need more elaborate thingies to be the denotations of subexpressions 
if we are going to take use this 'structural' way of decomposing them.

Pat Hayes

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