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Re: Is "syntax" the right word?

From: Ivan Shmakov <ivan@siamics.net>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 22:04:59 +0000
To: semantic-web@w3.org
Message-ID: <87zjeuyi9g.fsf@violet.siamics.net>
>>>>> Victor Porton <porton@narod.ru> writes:

 > How to call a set of restrictions for an RDF resource?  Examples of
 > restrictions:

 > "There must be no more than one subject for object
 > http://example.org/obj and predicate http://example.org/pred"

 > "If object http://example.org/obj has predicate
 > http://example.org/pred it should also have predicate
 > http://example.org/pred2"

 > Should it be called syntax?

 > Pro: It denotes syntax as opposed to semantics.

 > Counter: The word syntax may be reserved for concrete syntaxes such
 > as Turtle or XML.

	I’d say that it denotes /grammar,/ – not syntax.

 > So, shall we call such a set of restrictions "syntax"?  If not, which
 > word to use?

	“Schema,” perhaps?

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