Re: Why does RDF* allow triples as objects?

recently to help with describing genetic circuits.)

Richard, why are triples allowed as objects in RDF*? My guess would be because
arbitrary asymmetries have a cost. We already have the problem that literals
aren't allowed as subjects which upsets reasoning with even simple rules.

Why should

    <<:moon :consistsOf :greenCheese>> :isBelievedBy :bob.

be allowed, but not,

    :bob :believes <<:moon :consistsOf :greenCheese>>.

especially under the rule that you would expect,

    { ?a :believes ?b } => { ?b :isBelievedBy ?a }.

Best wishes,

William Waites |
Institute for Language, Cognition and Computation
School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh

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