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Re: Blank Nodes Re: Toward easier RDF: a proposal

From: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>
Date: Sun, 25 Nov 2018 22:53:59 -0500
To: semantic-web@w3.org
Cc: Hugh Glaser <hugh@glasers.org>
Message-ID: <5e067789-374a-0f5a-9d1c-5a1da7655a60@dbooth.org>
On 11/25/18 8:28 AM, Hugh Glaser wrote:
 > Just how much of bnode usage is about existence, as you
 > describe, and how much a single potentially nameable object
 > that the creating agent doesn't want to take the trouble
 > to name?

The vast majority of bnodes that I have seen are the latter, though an 
example of the former was pointed out by William Waites earlier in this 

The RDF Semantics 1.1 even explains that "a graph is not logically 
equivalent to its skolemization. Nevertheless, they are in a strong 
sense almost interchangeable":

David Booth
Received on Monday, 26 November 2018 03:54:21 UTC

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