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Re: How do RDF and Formal Logic fit together?

From: Pat Hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2001 15:52:53 -0500
Message-Id: <p0510104ab7ea655fa886@[]>
To: "Seth Russell" <seth@robustai.net>
Cc: www-rdf-rules@w3.org
>From: "Sandro Hawke" <sandro@w3.org>
>>  Why use a logic language instead of, say, Java byte code?  Java (as
>>  slow as it is!) would certainly run faster.  My guess is that the
>>  right thing to do is both.  Provide a logical formula which constrains
>>  the behavior of a program, and allow any program to be run which is
>>  proven (or claimed, in some circumstances) to meet those constraints.
>>  Trivial programs, like date validation, could probably be handled by
>>  an automated theorem prover.  More complex ones written in a
>>  conventional language and proven compliant with machine assistance.
>>  But perhaps now I'm off in never-never land.
>That might be an interesting train of thought.  There is nothing that
>prevents RDF graphs from including (and\or referencing) programs.

You mean, because a URI could refer to some code? Or in some other sense?

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