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Re: Issue-57

From: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2011 05:31:34 +0100
Message-ID: <BANLkTi=-pOT784wW+PfCE3iyuM4dCnnRmA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Graham Klyne <GK-lists@ninebynine.org>
Cc: Jeni Tennison <jeni@jenitennison.com>, "www-tag@w3.org List" <www-tag@w3.org>
On Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 8:58 PM, Graham Klyne <GK-lists@ninebynine.org> wrote:
> I'm reminded that Danny Ayers recently cited a comment by Dan Connolly:
>
> "Are there parts of traditional logic and databases that, if we set them
> aside, will result in viral growth of the Semantic Web?"
> -- http://www.w3.org/2006/09dc-aus/swpf#(7)

Why does ebola come to mind?
-Alan

>
> #g
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> Jeni Tennison wrote:
>>
>> Hi,
>>
>> For those who don't follow it, there's a thread on httpRange-14 / Issue-57
>> at the moment on the linked data mailing list. A good example message is:
>>
>>  http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-lod/2011Jun/0186.html
>>
>> where Richard says:
>>
>>  Being useful trumps making semantic sense. The web succeeded *because*
>> it conflates name and address. The web of data will succeed *because*   it
>> conflates a thing and a web page about the thing.
>>
>>  <http://richard.cyganiak.de/>
>>    a foaf:Document;
>>    dc:title "Richard Cyganiak's homepage";
>>    a foaf:Person;
>>    foaf:name "Richard Cyganiak";
>>    owl:sameAs <http://twitter.com/cygri>;
>>    .
>>
>> I don't think that this is covered by any of the scenarios in Jonathan's
>> document at:
>>
>>  http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/awwsw/issue57/20110531/
>>
>> In particular, I don't think the kind of 'punning' that we talked about
>> (where different properties treat the given resource as being different
>> kinds of thing) copes with the rdf:type property (shortened to 'a' in the
>> Turtle) having two different values. Similarly, it's really unclear in the
>> above example whether the owl:sameAs relates to the Person or the Document
>> (until you find a description of <http://twitter.com/cygri>, which of course
>> might be a resource that is both a Document and a Person itself).
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> Jeni
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