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Re: [OEP] n-ary relations and topic maps

From: Natasha Noy <noy@SMI.Stanford.EDU>
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2004 23:13:52 -0800
Message-Id: <8E62C421-4368-11D9-B438-000A95C26B84@smi.stanford.edu>
Cc: public-swbp-wg@w3.org
To: Lars Marius Garshol <larsga@ontopia.net>

Dear Lars,

Thanks a lot for pointing this out. While I don't have an answer to the 
procedural question you are asking (on how to do it within the W3C 
framework), I would like to point it out that the next version of the 
note will contain an appendix written by Bernard Vatant on expressing 
n-ary relations in Topic Maps:

This will probably address the first issue in your message. Any 
feedback on that will of course be appreciated (I don't think there was 
any feedback when Bernard posted the message).


On Nov 29, 2004, at 2:20 AM, Lars Marius Garshol wrote:

> It strikes me that the n-ary relations document[1] has a relationship
> with the work of the RDFTM task force[2], since topic map associations
> are inherently n-ary relations (where n > 0). This means that the
> RDFTM task force will need to consider:
>  a) how to convert binary and n-ary relations from RDF to topic maps,
>  b) how to represent binary and n-ary relations converted from topic
>     maps in RDF.
> Given this I think it makes sense for these two activities to be
> coordinated somehow, though how to do that within the W3C framework I
> have no idea.
> Thoughts, anyone?
> [1] <URL: http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/WD-swbp-n-aryRelations-20040721/ >
> [2] <URL: http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/BestPractices/RDFTM/ >
> -- 
> Lars Marius Garshol, Ontopian         <URL: http://www.ontopia.net >
> GSM: +47 98 21 55 50                  <URL: http://www.garshol.priv.no 
> >
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