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reification terminology question

From: Pat Hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2002 15:24:27 -0500
Message-Id: <p05101536b8ecc325ae78@[]>
To: w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org
Guys, I would like some advise on the preferred terminology to use 
when discussing reification.

If we start with a triple

a b c .

and reify it, we get a graph of four triples

_:x rdf:type rdf:Statement .
_:x rdf:subject a .
_:x rdf:predicate b .
_:x rdf:object c .

1. I think it is correct to refer to the second graph as "a 
reification" of the first triple, is that right?
2. Is there a preferred terminology to refer to the bnode which 
denotes the triple in the reification, ie _:x in this example? (If 
not, I will have to make one up.)


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