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Four thousand words on datatyping...

From: Patrick Stickler <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2002 20:12:04 +0200
To: RDF Core <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <B89DA81A.F6C6%patrick.stickler@nokia.com>

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and if so, here
are four pictures that attempt to capture what was meant by
my apparently incoherent "Datatyping for Dummies" prose.

It is important to note that the interpretation depicted in
slide 3 may or may not be captured by the MT, and may not
need to be -- it simply needs to be expressed in a sufficiently
explicit and formal manner for humans (not machines) to
understand and apply.

It is also important to note that the interpretation in
slide 4 will always happen outside of RDF-space, as it
depends on datatype semantics not known to RDF.

Hopefully these will prove useful to someone...



Patrick Stickler              Phone: +358 50 483 9453
Senior Research Scientist     Fax:   +358 7180 35409
Nokia Research Center         Email: patrick.stickler@nokia.com

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