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Re: regrets & skolem predicates

From: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2011 23:40:44 -0400
To: nathan@webr3.org
Cc: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>, Alex Hall <alexhall@revelytix.com>, William Waites <ww@styx.org>, RDF-WG <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <1303357244.12747.13.camel@waldron>
On Wed, 2011-04-20 at 22:32 +0100, Nathan wrote:
> Hi Pat,
> Pat Hayes wrote:
> > a simple literal scheme for skolemization, along the lines "<text-of-bnode-id-label>"^^yourBaseUri:genid
> I've noticed you mention this a couple of times now (iirc), and have to 
> say that my gut instinct says "Pat's got something here". Care to share 
> any more details or ways it could work?
> What I'm reading here initially is that "_:b1" in syntax could be sugar 
> for a typed literal of the form "b1"^^rdf:BlankNode. Which seems a 
> rather nice little solution, however you have ^^yourBaseUri:genid, which 
> I can see has the URI in there and some obvious benefits from that, but 
> at this point things go gray and fuzzy for me!
> Care to expand a little?

One reason it can't work is that bnodes have to be usable as subjects
and literals are not.

     -- Sandro

> Best,
> Nathan
Received on Thursday, 21 April 2011 03:40:59 UTC

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