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Re: subjects as literals

From: Nathan <nathan@webr3.org>
Date: Tue, 09 Nov 2010 22:44:32 +0000
Message-ID: <4CD9CED0.1000606@webr3.org>
To: joel sachs <jsachs@csee.umbc.edu>
CC: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>, Ian Davis <me@iandavis.com>, Pete Johnston <Pete.Johnston@eduserv.org.uk>, Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>
joel sachs wrote:
> Wasn't this part of the summer's argument regarding literals as 
> rdf:subjects , i.e.

.. and that ones easy,

If { a rel b } infers { b is rel of a }, and b can be a literal in the 
first statement, then b must also be a literal in the second statement.

Whether or not a specific dl or serialization supports the full set of 
statements that can be made, or a subset of those, is a different issue 
all together, a serialization of a dl, cannot determine the real world, 
it cannot assert that { "Joel" is the name of :joel } cannot be said, it 
can only confess that it doesn't provide a way to say that.

Best,

Nathan
Received on Tuesday, 9 November 2010 22:45:28 UTC

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