RE: I am.


From: Tim Berners-Lee []
Sent: Friday, May 19, 2017 1:27 PM
To: Gregg Reynolds <>
Cc: Sarven Capadisli <>; SW-forum Web <>
Subject: Re: I am.

Yes, I is an indexical, and we have in our language one indexical at our disposal,


which is “this document”, so we can formalize “I" as  the author of the document  as
in N3 as

[ is dc:author of <> ]

read “the author of this message”


[ is dc:author of <> ]  .

Could be read as “I exist”.

Or in plain turtle

<> dc:author [] .

On 2017-05 -18, at 22:54, Gregg Reynolds <<>> wrote:

On May 17, 2017 4:46 PM, "Sarven Capadisli" <<>> wrote:
Philosophers and Semantic Web junkies gather around.

Use the the RDF language to represent the following statement:

"I am."

obviously not possible, since "I" is an indexical.  You might as well try "now”.

[ is date of <> ]    # now?


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