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Re: the mythical RDF inference engine was: Re: What is truth anyways?

From: Jonathan Borden <jonathan@openhealth.org>
Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2002 19:33:11 -0400
Message-ID: <021301c21269$876bcc10$0a2e249b@nemc.org>
To: "Jonathan Borden" <jonathan@openhealth.org>, "patrick hayes" <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
Cc: <www-rdf-logic@w3.org>


>
> Yeah well having an incredibly precise view of the meaning of an RDF
triple
> when there is no precise view of the meaning of each URI that forms the
> triple is, well, sort of like building a slate roof on a mud hut -- the
> problem isn't the roof -- and now you are asking me to add a second
floor --
> oh great that floor will be made of brick!
>

Just so my position isn't misinterpreted. I favor using OWL to define the
meaning of URI references to the extent that is possible -- i.e. an OWL
ontology referenced by a URI and definition for terms identified by the
fragment identifiers that form the URI reference whose formal meaning is
being defined.

In this case, OWL isn't just being layered _on_ RDF, but the underlying
meaning of an RDF triple depends on the meaning of its URI references which
are themselves defined in OWL.

Jonathan
Received on Wednesday, 12 June 2002 19:38:15 GMT

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