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Re: Subjects as Literals

From: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
Date: Fri, 2 Jul 2010 00:47:28 -0500
Cc: Peter Ansell <ansell.peter@gmail.com>, Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
Message-Id: <6B5D225B-AA8A-404F-AFD3-6B97B8CB9AFF@ihmc.us>
To: Jeremy Carroll <jeremy@topquadrant.com>

On Jul 1, 2010, at 10:06 PM, Jeremy Carroll wrote:

> On 7/1/2010 7:51 PM, Pat Hayes wrote:
>>
>> The mistake here is to presume that simple character strings in RDF  
>> are being used as though they were words. But this is such a basic  
>> error that I doubt if anyone who holds it is going to be able to  
>> use RDF successfully in any case.
>>
>>
>
> Pat - one of the key problems with subject as literals, is that this  
> basic error will be compounded in "spades" - particularly by people  
> who have been told by their managers to make their data public.

Why will it be worse when they are subjects than it would be (is?)  
when they are used in the third position?

Pat

> & yes, the people trying to consume the data will not be able to use  
> it successfully.
>
> Jeremy
>

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