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Re: use/mention and reification

From: Patrick Stickler <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2002 15:12:14 +0200
To: ext Frank Manola <fmanola@mitre.org>, Martyn Horner <martyn.horner@profium.com>
CC: Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>, ext Graham Klyne <Graham.Klyne@mimesweeper.com>, RDF Core <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <B877264E.C54F%patrick.stickler@nokia.com>
On 2002-01-25 14:53, "ext Frank Manola" <fmanola@mitre.org> wrote:

> and I'm wondering why a piece of software might not just as easily
> "dequote" as "dereify" in cases like this.  I appreciate that there's a
> distinction between the two forms (and have no particular difficulty
> with adopting this "quoted" form), but I'm still wondering about how the
> two forms automatically convey the distinction you're having them make.
> This particularly because I think we all agree that we can't assume
> universal agreement on all the properties of the things we talk about,
> even if we use URIs to refer to them.
> --Frank

Well put, and this question has been in my head as well. The key
is (a) distinction between assertion, statement, and quotation
and (b) intepretation based on that distinction. We just need
to do both consistently.


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Received on Friday, 25 January 2002 08:11:20 UTC

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