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Re: Attempt to provide semantics to Sandro's named graph design

From: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2012 11:25:33 -0400
To: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Cc: W3C RDF WG <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <1334157933.2249.150.camel@waldron>
On Wed, 2012-04-11 at 16:55 +0200, Ivan Herman wrote:
> Well... fine with me. But what I am saying is that, from a Semantics
> point of view, a label behaves pretty much the same way as a term
> typed rdf:Graph. At least by the level of semantics which is on that
> page.

Yes.    rdf:Graph doesn't add to the expressive power; it's just an
important convenience feature.

It lets us use cc:license (and things like that) instead of defining a
new predicate, licenceOfAssociatedGraph.   That is:

  { ?x a rdf:Graph;
       cc:license <L> }   

could instead be written as:

  { ?x eg:licenseOfAssociatedGraph <L> }

But...  we could explore this a bit more.  Maybe it would be okay to
just use cc:license without the rdf:Graph declaration.

     -- Sandro
Received on Wednesday, 11 April 2012 15:25:50 UTC

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