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Re: PROV-ISSUE-412 (pairkey-a-resource): should pairKey reference a resource instead of literal? [Ontology]

From: Paolo Missier <Paolo.Missier@ncl.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2012 16:15:15 -0700
Message-ID: <4FE10803.5070009@ncl.ac.uk>
To: public-prov-wg@w3.org
I heard the question and it was not clear to me whether it was about "why do you need dictionaries" or rather what this ISSUE is 
about, which is a resource vs literal issue.
I may have an answer to the former but not to the latter. I don't actually see what's wrong in using literals to index resources in 
the semantic web.

  My personal response to the former would have been that dictionaries are a very generic data structure that allows indexing, and 
thus can be used to model the provenance of such universally useful data structure as ordered lists, for example. But of course this 
is a soft argument that is prone to equally soft objections.

-Paolo


On 6/19/12 4:06 PM, Provenance Working Group Issue Tracker wrote:
> PROV-ISSUE-412 (pairkey-a-resource): should pairKey reference a resource instead of literal? [Ontology]
>
> http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/track/issues/412
>
> Raised by: Timothy Lebo
> On product: Ontology
>
> raised at IPAW tutorial. "You'll lose the semantics".
>
> -Tim
>
>
>


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