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Re: reference needed

From: Graham Klyne <GK@ninebynine.org>
Date: Tue, 03 Jun 2003 11:16:23 +0100
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To: Steven Gollery <sgollery@cadrc.calpoly.edu>, www-rdf-logic <www-rdf-logic@w3.org>

You might find some useful jumping-off points here:



At 09:29 02/06/03 -0700, Steven Gollery wrote:

>I've been trying to find a reference to an issue that I read about a few 
>weeks ago and now can't remember where I saw it. The situation goes like this:
>Suppose we want to represent a real world object with a URL. We put a web 
>page at that URL describing the object. Now, when we make statements in 
>RDF (or DAML, or OWL) with that URL as the subject or object, there is a 
>potential confustion about whether the statement is about the web page or 
>about the object that the web page describes. For instance: if a web page 
>describes a particular copy of "War and Peace" and we have an RDF 
>statement that the author of "http://www.mybook.net/WarAndPeace.html" is 
>"Leo Tolstoy", does that mean that he wrote the book, or the web page?
>This is apparently a topic that has received thorough discussion, and even 
>has a name, so I don't want to talk about it here. I'm just hoping someone 
>can point me to a paper or something that covers this topic.Or just the 
>name of the topic would be enough to start with.
>Steven Gollery

Graham Klyne
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