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Re: help wanted: RDF issue rdfms-assertion

From: Graham Klyne <Graham.Klyne@MIMEsweeper.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2002 18:27:16 +0100
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To: patrick hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
Cc: w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org, timbl@w3.org

At 12:03 PM 6/12/02 -0500, patrick hayes wrote:
>[...] Would you agree that 'received meaning' can be characterized as the 
>social meaning of any logical consequences? That gives a clean 
>characterization which I think is what Tim is getting at. If you publish a 
>graph G and G  entails G', and we interpret G' using the same social 
>conventions that everyone agrees could be reasonably used to interpret  G, 
>then you are asserting that content of G' as well.  Tim wants to prevent 
>human publishers of RDF content from wriggling out of their 
>mechanically-inferred social obligations; I want to be clear that the 
>machines doing the inference aren't expected to know what all this human 
>stuff is about.

Yes!  (I omitted to mention the social meaning of logical consequences --or 
the logical consequences of social meaning-- but that is what I was pushing 


Graham Klyne
Received on Wednesday, 12 June 2002 13:24:10 UTC

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