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RE: more on a same-syntax extension from RDF(S) to OWL

From: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Tue, 5 Mar 2002 16:52:09 -0000
To: "Peter F. Patel-Schneider" <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>, <jonathan@openhealth.org>
Cc: <jos.deroo.jd@belgium.agfa.com>, <www-webont-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <JAEBJCLMIFLKLOJGMELDKEDICDAA.jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
> > One of the major benefitts of N3 over
> > RDF (including N-Triples) is the simple ability to write down a set of
> > statements _without asserting them_.

What are the use cases for this ability?

What I have seen so far is the desire to state logical entailments.

This is quite addressable outside RDF rather than inside the graph.
The N3 version could be modelled in RDF as a load of triples, with N3
contexts roughly corresponding to bags of reified triples in RDF. However, I
don't think the meaning would be clear, and sorting out a syntax for logical
entailment is not our job. [Except in as much as we might need one for
discussions within the group, and for stating test cases].

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