Re: Interpretation of RDF reification

From: "McBride, Brian" <>
Subject: RE: Interpretation of RDF reification
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2006 08:15:57 -0000

> Hi Peter,
> [...]
> > 
> > Well, if you want to go to FOL or an expressive ontology 
> > language you could do most of this, but RDF hasn't anywhere 
> > near the expressive power required.
> Just to check my understanding, you mean not expressive enough in the
> sense there is no broadly accepted vocabulary for describing this sort
> of structure, rather than it would not be possible to construct such a
> vocabulary in RDF.  Is that right?
> Brian

I don't understand the difference.  RDF just does not have the expressive
power to do this sort of thing.   It just like asking whether propositional
logic could express something like "All students are people."


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