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Re: A certain difficulty

From: Mark Grossman <msg@geocast.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2000 11:25:38 -0800
Message-ID: <38B6D732.7D323814@geocast.com>
To: Eric Hellman <eric@openly.com>
CC: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
I took the section on reification to be an example application, albeit a
particularly complicated one, that happens to require some special pre-defined
semantics.  You can go a long way with RDF without having to use reification.

   -- Mark

Eric Hellman wrote:

> The basic problem with the spec is that is assumes that the reader
> understands what reification is, and is generally conversant with the
> deep issues of knowledge representation.


> Anyone who has listened to 4-year old talk about Pokemons can
> perceive that the human mind deals naturally with RDF-like models.
> The mind avoids reification like the plague, however, and a really
> strong case for it must be made to win over the practical
> implementers.
> Eric
> Eric Hellman
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