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Re: RDF Statements as floating Cons Cells

From: Jonathan Borden <jborden@mediaone.net>
Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2001 15:07:32 -0400
Message-ID: <0ab601c0f04e$457d0370$0a2e249b@nemc.org>
To: "Dan Brickley" <danbri@w3.org>, "pat hayes" <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
Cc: "Drew McDermott" <drew.mcdermott@yale.edu>, <www-rdf-logic@w3.org>
Dan Brickley wrote:


>
> On Fri, 8 Jun 2001, pat hayes wrote:
> [..]
> > Maybe we should stick to using RDF as a simple ground-data language,
> > and just build or use something else altogether for doing more
> > complicated stuff.
>
> Shove in a version number ("RDF 1.0") and that's pretty much my view. For
> simple ground-data, the node'n'arc stuff's really handy, but it is painful
> to watch the contortions people have to go through when they decide to
> represent everything and anything as RDF 1.0 triples.
>

I couldn't agree more.

That said, rather than define a new semantics for each and every RDF like
syntax: n-triples, N3, RDF XML etc., it would be very useful to have a
common abstract syntax in which logic could be expressed.

-Jonathan
Received on Friday, 8 June 2001 15:24:33 GMT

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