RE: Provenance as a first-class citizen

<<On Fri, 17 Mar 2006 10:29:30 -0500, "Geoff Chappell" <> said:

> This isn't really contrary to your assertion that all statements need
> handles in order to talk about them, since the anonymous predicate really
> becomes that. It just gives you a way to do it with two triples, rather than
> three or four. It also seems to have a pretty natural reading in that the
> graph ends up looking somewhat like you might diagram the actual sentence.

I'm certain that this has been said before by people better-informed
than I, but the more I look at RDF the more certain I am that basing
it on triples rather than 4-tuples was a serious mistake.  (Obviously,
the fourth element would be a uri for the statement itself, so for
the most common cases it only needs to be modeled, not explicitly


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