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Re: Issue 2.2 - Adding properties to someone else's instances

From: patrick hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 14:13:08 -0500
Message-Id: <p05111a08b91c29a6764a@[65.217.30.61]>
To: Jim Hendler <hendler@cs.umd.edu>
Cc: www-webont-wg@w3.org

>  Issue 2.2 - Adding properties to someone else's instances
>
>status - OPEN,
>
>  Proposal - CLOSE THIS ISSUE
>
>Our Working group has decided to use RDF/XML as our exchange 
>framework and that the semantics of our documents will be carried by 
>the triple store corresponding to this document.

That sentence is hard to interpret precisely. The triple store does 
not 'carry' a particular semantics. Which semantics are supposed to 
be used to interpret the triple store? (RDF/RDFS/RDFS with 
datatyping/OWL/....??)

>  The basic RDF model [1] allows documents to refer to and extend

How does it allow one to refer to another graph? (Do you mean reification?)

>the graphs represented by other documents, and thus properties can 
>be added to instances expressed in other documents.
>
>[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-rdf-syntax/ allo
>--
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