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Re: Terminology Question concerning Web Architecture and LinkedData

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2007 08:57:44 -0500
To: "Peter F. Patel-Schneider" <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
Cc: noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com, chris@bizer.de, linking-open-data@simile.mit.edu, semantic-web@w3.org, www-tag@w3.org
Message-Id: <1184939864.4187.704.camel@pav>

On Thu, 2007-07-19 at 21:03 -0400, Peter F. Patel-Schneider wrote:
> From: noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com
> Subject: Re: Terminology Question concerning Web Architecture and LinkedData
> Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2007 19:55:54 -0400
> 
> [...]
> 
> > I believe, however, that what we're discussing here is not just any old 
> > RDF statment.  If I had made a statement that "the sky is green", Tim 
> > might reasonable express the opinion "no, I think Noah has set out a false 
> > statement."  The case we're discussing is different, I think.  Tim is, I 
> > believe, responsible for the association between the URI 
> > http://www.w3.org/People/Berners-Lee/card#i and a resource, or we may 
> > assume for the sake of argument that W3C has delegated that responsibility 
> > to him.  Tim states that the resource so designated is himself, then he is 
> > not offering an opinion: he is stating a fact about the resource that he 
> > has chosen to identify with this URI.  The dbpedia folks may similarly 
> > establish authoritative associations between the URIs they control and 
> > resources.
> 
> [...]
> 
> > Noah
> 
> But what observable consequences come from this within a computational
> system? 

The one I'm most interested in, currently, is:

Tim might be allowed or not allowed to comment on a blog based on
social networking data in RDF.

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Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
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