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Re: Blank nodes as predicates Re: Blank Nodes Re: Toward easier RDF: a proposal

From: Martynas Jusevičius <martynas@atomgraph.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2018 15:16:39 +0100
Message-ID: <CAE35VmwY=6yoxbN+m24hQ6vFHmAet0==LZQ=w8FoDa85Uiv88w@mail.gmail.com>
To: martige@ifi.uio.no
Cc: Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
Is that really an essential problem? With blank nodes as predicates,
will it suddenly become easier to build RDF applications and explain
it "for dummies"?

A lot of infrastructure will break and/or will have to be updated,
that is for sure.
On Thu, Nov 22, 2018 at 2:59 PM Martin G. Skjæveland <martige@ifi.uio.no> wrote:
>
> On 22/11/18 13:02, Tim Berners-Lee wrote:
> >> On 2018-11 -21, at 22:40, David Booth wrote:
>
> >> Blank nodes are special second-class citizens
> >> in RDF.  They cannot be used as predicates,
> >
> > Agreed it messes up the symmetry.  Actually in most of my code you can
> > use a blank node as a predicate.  That said, RDF is unusual in having as
> > much symmetry.
>
> I like symmetry. Can we get a ✅ for blank nodes as predicates too?
>
> Martin
>
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