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Re: How to name what you get back? was: Terminology Question concerning Web Architecture and Linked Data

From: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2007 12:00:19 -0500
Message-Id: <p06230908c2d3c968fd0c@[]>
To: wangxiao@musc.edu
Cc: www-tag@w3.org, "'Linking Open Data'" <linking-open-data@simile.mit.edu>

>Pat Hayes wrote:
>>>You should read it well: Chris speaks about "the description.......that
>>>identifies....". That is not necessarily a name.
>>True, but Sando's point is that this description is returned when 
>>you use a particular name (URI) to access the thing identified. If 
>>you use a different name of the very same thing, you may well get a 
>>different description returned. So the description is OF the thing 
>>identified, but is ASSOCIATED with the name, in the sense that only 
>>this name may get this particular description returned to you by 
>I don't know what is the "right" word. Just present a use-case that 
>Different name can get the SAME description returned.  For instance, 
>I can lumped all the information about my family members in just one 
>document. Then,  when the name of different family members are 
>dereferenced, the same description (i.e., information document) will 
>be returned.  So, the description is not necessarily OF the thing 
>identified.  It only needs to contain something about the thing 
>identified, right?

Right, thanks. Indeed, it is very hard to make that notion of a 
description being OF some one thing very precise.



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