Re: predicates as verbs

Hi Paola

According to rdf semantics any UriRef used as predicate in s statement
is a rdf:Property. I'm wondering what the difference between
properties and verbs are and about the advantages of the latter
(unfortunately I cannot read that page via the link to google-doc).


On Thu, Jul 1, 2010 at 5:13 PM, Paola Di Maio <> wrote:
> I am not following close enough the discussion on subjects as literals , and
> whtere they contribute
> to the awkwardness of RDF
> One thing I remember finding it disorienting though, is that there is no
> rule that a predicate must be a verb
> (when I was looking at triple as if it were a subject- predicate- object
> model )
> In standard modelling practices  (E/R modeling) the relations tend to be
> verbs
> CF PAGE 196
> I did bring this up on another list, and the engineers thought it would be
> good practice to
> restrict predicates to verbs for obvious reasons (obvious to anyone who does
> data models)
> Not sure how that would play if RDF is shown as  EAV (entity attribute
> value) rather thant SPO (subject predicate object)
> Just thought I d mention this, in case someone wants to fix RDF thats the
> first crack I spottend a while back
> cheers

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