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RE: literals and typing

From: Pat Hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2001 21:05:07 -0600
Message-Id: <p0510104cb8178f63fcd3@[]>
To: Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com, geoff@sover.net
Cc: www-rdf-logic@w3.org
>One difficulty might be if you wanted to express in RDF equivalence 
>conditions based upon literals (i.e. two names denote the same 
>person if they are associated with the same email address through 
>property foaf:mbox). But I guess that's just the situation - either 
>RDF has knowledge of builit-in intrinsic datatypes or it doesn't. 
>(and RDF doesn't do equivalence so...)
>But such equivalence is simply expressed in RDF as additional statements,

Not in RDF.  DAML+OIL allows such identity assertions but there is no 
way to express them in RDF(S). Just a quibble.

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