Re: GoodRelations Light

What is a bnode really? It has no name, it is thus  sort of an implicit
node. Whatever name we use for it should be suggestive of the meaning, if it
is going to widely used. Even for geeks seeing it for the first time, a
meaningful name is easier and faster to learn from and work with.

"bnode" suggests nothying of the meaning.
"anonymous node" is a bit more helpful.
"unnamed node" is a bit shorter, faster to grok
"implicit node" also captures something of what it means.

Anything but "bnode" :-))


On Tue, May 17, 2011 at 9:08 PM, Richard Levenberg <> wrote:

> They used to be termed anonymous nodes
> r
> On May 17, 2011, at 8:52 PM, Michael F Uschold wrote:
> I have one concern: the term "bnode" may be hard to understand. Is there
> another term that might be a bit more meaningful to the average potential
> user? Or perhaps we assume most users will be geeks?
> Michael
> On Mon, May 2, 2011 at 11:56 PM, Martin Hepp <
>> wrote:
>> Dear all:
>> I tried to visualize the minimal RDF pattern for using GoodRelations in a
>> way compatible with both Google and the Semantic Web at large.
>> Attached, please find the respective illustration.
>> It is meant as a complement to the complete GoodRelations UML diagram.
>> Best wishes
>> Martin

Michael Uschold, PhD
   Senior Ontology Consultant, Semantic Arts
   Skype, Twitter: UscholdM

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