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relation <--> property

From: Paolo Missier <Paolo.Missier@ncl.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2011 09:07:43 +0100
Message-ID: <4E2FC74F.2010300@ncl.ac.uk>
To: "public-prov-wg@w3.org" <public-prov-wg@w3.org>
   I noticed that the two terms in the subject are beginning to be used interchangeably. This is probably because of Satya's OWL 
mindset :-), which is just fine but may I ask to try and use terms within their scope.
I am not just being pedantic, but remember we struggled with "resource" because of its meaning in the RDF data model.  Now 
"property" is being used as understood in the same SWeb framework.
So, t(x,y,...) still denotes a n-ary relation in the conceptual model.

(Also, until a week ago we used the term "property" for what in the doc is now an "attribute")

Thanks! -Paolo

ps and if you, like me, have a hunch that a Datalog syntax is appropriate for the language, then you know that t(X,Y) may later 
become a "term" :-)
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