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

From: William Waites <wwaites@tardis.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2018 17:57:01 +0000
Message-Id: <12719C31-CCE2-4D3E-9E21-AFFE902D8C7C@tardis.ed.ac.uk>
Cc: semantic-web@w3.org
To: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>
> I would be wary of trying to go beyond inferring shared identity from keys
> (inverse functional properties), because I think it would open up a can of
> worms.

I agree. But I think “equality” and “identity” are being conflated in this
discussion. Identity leads to unanswerables like the Ship of Theseus.
Equality (or even approximate equality where that is well-defined) is
more tractable and often what we are really interested in.

Best wishes,

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