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Re: Instant RDF

From: Seth Russell <seth@robustai.net>
Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2000 10:16:23 -0700
Message-ID: <39A6A9E7.4EF5FD98@robustai.net>
To: rdf <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Ora.Lassila@nokia.com wrote:

> ...  I agree
> that "any old random XML" shouldn't automatically be RDF either.

Hmm ...  of course there *is* a way to turn "any old random XML"
(AORX) into a *generalization* of the RDF data model.   Let's say we
do that by creating an AORX annotation of the XML as follows: 

1) designate which elements are nodes, 
2) assume the rest of the elements and attributes are arc labels, and 
3) designate some elements or attributes as containing unique node

As long as we assume that the author of the XML actually put semantic
meaning in his/her utterance and that they assert that a particular
AORX annotation transforms their utterance into a DLG that preserves
their semantic meaning, what's the harm in it?

PS:  There are a couple more rules that need to be added to the

Seth Russell
Received on Friday, 25 August 2000 13:11:08 UTC

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