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Re: How much should RDF represent data ?

From: Adrian Walker <adrianw@snet.net>
Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2006 15:18:59 -0400
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To: Andrea Splendiani <andrea.splendiani@unimib.it>
Cc: semantic-web@w3.org

Hi Andrea --

At 07:18 PM 6/15/2006 +0200, you wrote

>I'd like to hear some comment on the following issue:
>Where is the limit between information and meta-information in RDF ?
>RDF can be used  to describe "resources" and meta-information
>relating them, but at the same time it can be used to "encapsulate"
>all infromation and not only meta-information (sorry for my wording,
>I hope this is understeandable enough).
>Which do you think it's the most appropriate use ?
>When RDF is used to represent OWL, there is also some easy
>misunderstanding possible, since a piece of information represented
>in a file is intuitevely closed-world. But this is may not really be

One approach is to use RDF as triples of facts only, and to move everything 
else to the "logic, proof and trust" part of the Semantic Web Layer 
Cake.  Examples:




HTH.        -- Adrian

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