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Re: Reification as nesting

From: <jos.deroo.jd@belgium.agfa.com>
Date: Sat, 9 Jun 2001 14:56:54 +0100
To: drew.mcdermott@yale.edu
Cc: www-rdf-logic@w3.org
Message-Id: <OFF590B7B0.610A2934-ON41256A65.005E9A79@bayer-ag.com>

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> I agree we need terms in RDF.  But declaring that some "triples" are
> terms, or fragments of terms, seems like too big a departure from the
> current language.  For a triple to be a triple in the current sense,
> it must be an assertion (or be an assertion when bindings of its free
> variables are supplied).  Any term that isn't of the form
> predicate(a,b) should be dealt with by describing it in terms of
> triples.  We can always provide syntactic sugar that allows a more
> concise representation for human consumption.

I fully agree

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Jos De Roo, AGFA http://www.agfa.com/w3c/jdroo/
Received on Saturday, 9 June 2001 08:57:14 GMT

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