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Re: What would break, a question for implementors? (was Re: Is 303 really necessary?)

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Tue, 09 Nov 2010 18:43:19 -0500
Message-ID: <4CD9DC97.5090407@openlinksw.com>
To: joel sachs <jsachs@csee.umbc.edu>
CC: nathan@webr3.org, Ian Davis <me@iandavis.com>, Pete Johnston <Pete.Johnston@eduserv.org.uk>, Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>
On 11/9/10 6:01 PM, joel sachs wrote:
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> I guess what surprises me is your use of "can't" in "We can't produce 
> ..." instead of "shouldn't", as in "We shouldn't produce high fidelity 
> descriptions of things that aren't unambiguosly identified, because if 
> we do, there will be no reliable way to merge descriptions from 
> different sources."
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> I think  it's obvious that we "can" since we do it all the time. That 
> we shouldn't may be true, although it is, I think you'll agree, a 
> contested claim.
Naturally, of course. Just my opinion.

Everything I say is inherently subjective :-)

Kingsley
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> On Tue, 9 Nov 2010, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
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>> On 11/9/10 5:04 PM, joel sachs wrote:
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>>>> A URI is just an Identifier. We can't  "Describe" what isn't 
>>>> unambiguously Identified (Named);
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>>> Kingsley,
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>>> I think we can, though we might not be properly understood, e.g. 
>>> "Kingsley was great in Gandhi and Sexy Beast."
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>>> Wasn't this part of the summer's argument regarding literals as 
>>> rdf:subjects , i.e. 
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>> Joel,
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>> Let me be a little clearer re. my statement:
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>> We can't produce high-fidelity descriptions of "Things" (Entities) if 
>> the description Subjects aren't unambiguously Identified.
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>> I believe, via Linked Data,  we are seeking to produce high-fidelity 
>> Linked Data meshes that scale.
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>> English is but one of several syntaxes.
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>> Global scale is an integral goal of the mission, Methinks.
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>> -- 
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>> Regards,
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>> Kingsley Idehen    President&  CEO
>> OpenLink Software
>> Web: http://www.openlinksw.com
>> Weblog: http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/~kidehen
>> Twitter/Identi.ca: kidehen
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Regards,

Kingsley Idehen	
President&  CEO
OpenLink Software
Web: http://www.openlinksw.com
Weblog: http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/~kidehen
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