Re: Help needed: *brief* online poll about blank-nodes

Your set of answers for question 1 does not include the one specified
by RDF semantics.

Namely, that John has a telephone number (which we may or may not know).

So, if one's wishes and intent are to follow the recommendation (whose
purpose, of course, is to enable mutual intelligibility), there is no
way to answer.


On Fri, Jun 17, 2011 at 4:10 PM, Hogan, Aidan <> wrote:
> Dear colleagues,
> We're conducting some research into the current use of blank-nodes in
> Linked Data publishing, and we need your help.
> We would like to get a general impression of the intent of publishers
> when using blank-nodes in their RDF data. Along these lines, we drafted
> a short survey containing *2 questions* which will only take a minute or
> two of your time.
> We would be very grateful if you would take the time to fill out the
> poll. We will make the results available online later this month.
> **Note that the poll is trying to determine what you *intend* when you
> publish blank-nodes. It is not a quiz on RDF Semantics. There is no
> "correct" answer.**
> Link to Poll:
> If you have been involved in publishing RDF data on the Web (e.g., as
> Linked Data), please provide a URL or a domain name which indicates the
> dataset.
> Many thanks for your time!
> Alejandro and Aidan
> P.S. Please feel free to tweet a link to this mail. However, to avoid
> influencing responses, we would strongly prefer if this email is not
> replied to on-list. If you want to leave feedback, please do so in the
> space provided in the poll, or reply directly to Alejandro (CC'ed on
> this mail) and Aidan. Thanks!

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