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Re: Alternatives to containers/collections (was Re: Requirements for a possible "RDF 2.0")

From: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2010 11:34:47 -0600
Cc: Steve Harris <steve.harris@garlik.com>, Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
Message-Id: <8E666FF1-312F-4F9B-B1FD-38A79B8AABA0@ihmc.us>
To: Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com>

On Jan 14, 2010, at 10:35 AM, Danny Ayers wrote:

> 2010/1/14 Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>:
>
>> A lot, perhaps all, of this hair could be avoided if RDF allowed  
>> general
>> tuples as well as triples. All that is needed is some way to put N  
>> things
>> into a sequence: so, put N things into a sequence. The 'graph  
>> model' would
>> be a hyperlink, drawn as a polygon (eg triangle for N=3) rather  
>> than a line.
>> In triples-style syntax, it would just be moving a dot.
>
> Don't think I fully understand what you have in mind, are you talking:
>
> <s> <p> <x, y, z> (which is kinda supported already with turtle  
> syntax)

I meant this, yes. But what I have in mind, it does not mean shorthand  
for
s p x
s p y
s p z
so I don't think it is already there.

Pat


>
> or
>
> <s> <p1,x> <p2,y> <p3,z> (which is also kinda supported already,  
> albeit lengthy)
>
> or something else?
>
> n-tuples would certainly have the advantage of mapping more directly
> to SQL-style data
>
> Cheers,
> Danny.
>

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