Re: RDF Concepts - What is a Node?

On 29 May 2012, at 03:15, "Peter F. Patel-Schneider" <> wrote:

> On 05/28/2012 01:41 PM, Richard Cyganiak wrote:
>> Hi Nathan,
>> On 28 May 2012, at 17:02, Nathan wrote:
>>> Generally we see an RDF Graph as a Set of Statements, and the meaning of that is the conjunction of all the Statements in the Graph; and where each Graph entails its powerset.
>> Yes.
>>> However, it seems like there is an unwritten assumption in the community, that the meaning of a Node within a Graph is the conjunction of all the statements made where that node is in the subject or object position.
>> Nodes in an RDF graph don't have meaning.
> I beg to differ!

To avoid this kind of ping-pong and give a name to a useful concept, how about we name the rawest level? Plain triple / graph data structure, minimal additional assumptions. "RDF-Zero".


> peter

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