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Re: Issue rdfms-assertion

From: Pat Hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2001 20:32:15 -0600
Message-Id: <p0510105eb818d915abef@[]>
To: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Cc: w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org
>   http://www.w3.org/2000/03/rdf-tracking/#rdfms-assertion
>Summary: RDF is not just a data model. The RDF specs should define a 
>semantics so that an RDF statement on the web is interpreted as an 
>assertion of that statement such that its author would be 
>responsible in law as if it had been published in, say, a newspaper.
>Propose that the RDF model theory defines a semantics for RDF and 
>that this issue be closed.

Er...I'm not sure if the MT (or any MT) would quite fix the meaning 
enough to satisfy a *lawyer*. There are many issues about meaning 
still left open (eg exactly how to interpret URIs, things like 
that.). What the MT does do is tie down exactly what it is kosher to 
*infer* from some RDF.


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