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Re: How to state simple facts in RDF

From: Lars Marius Garshol <larsga@ontopia.net>
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2005 22:23:49 +0200
To: public-swbp-wg@w3.org, public-swbp-wg-request@w3.org
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* Christopher Welty
| Are you looking for syntax????  Perhaps it would be easier to
| understand if you did post a few examples of the kinds of
| alternatives you think there are.

Abstract syntax, yes. I didn't want to give RDF-based examples for
fear of prejudicing the answers, but it seems the alternative may be
no answers at all. :)

So, if I wanted to say that "this article is a draft", I might try
creating a type for all things which are drafts, for example:

  (articlex, rdf:type, :Draft)

Or I could make it a property and say that this property is true for
this thing:

  (articlex, :is-draft, :true)

Or...something? Any ideas? How do people on this list usually handle
this problem?

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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