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Re: Terminology Question concerning Web Architecture and Linked Data

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2007 13:27:21 -0400
Message-ID: <e9dffd640707251027n7696ce92k8223e8b7da91fbe0@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Pat Hayes" <phayes@ihmc.us>
Cc: "John Cowan" <cowan@ccil.org>, www-tag@w3.org

On 7/25/07, Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us> wrote:
> A still better way to put it is that there are no identical*s*
> (plural), since if A is identical to B then there is only one thing
> being talked about. Nothing is identical to anything *else*, only to
> itself. These are all synonyms: the set {A, B} has one thing in it; A
> and B are the very same thing; 'A' is just another name for B, and
> 'B' for A; A is identical to B; A=B; owl:sameAs :A :B And that is
> *why* they... er, sorry, it, is indiscernible: because one cannot
> discern between something and itself.

Exactly.  Which is why the fact that the URIs can be used to
indirectly refer to different things means they can't be owl:sameAs.
Do you agree?

Mark Baker.  Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.         http://www.markbaker.ca
Coactus; Web-inspired integration strategies  http://www.coactus.com
Received on Wednesday, 25 July 2007 17:27:27 UTC

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