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Re: Representing NULL in RDF

From: Rob Warren <warren@muninn-project.org>
Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2013 08:23:31 -0400
Cc: Richard Light <richard@light.demon.co.uk>
Message-Id: <AD55278C-2762-44BC-BC9F-085C7A021FA5@muninn-project.org>
To: public-lod community <public-lod@w3.org>

Given a document date, age is an important feature in disambiguating identity since it loosely relates to date of birth. It's also used in many situations where a date of birth would create personal privacy issues.

Most properties change over time. The LOD community has a bias for facts that are static or "true right now" and we're still working out how to deal with historical changes.

On 2013-06-14, at 7:11 AM, Richard Light wrote:

> Surely it's as pointless to record an age as a property, as it is to stop a clock at the current time, and say "there, that's nailed it".  Current age is the distance between two points in time, one fixed and one not (unless you're talking about "age of a person when some other event, such as their death, occurred").
> Richard
> -- 
> Richard Light
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