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Re: "If" and "else" in RDF

From: Seth Russell <seth@robustai.net>
Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2001 12:17:06 -0700
Message-ID: <009301c0d017$d1d694a0$b17ba8c0@c1457248a.sttls1.wa.home.com>
To: "Danny Ayers" <danny@panlanka.net>, <info@jan-winkler.de>, <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
From: "Danny Ayers" <danny@panlanka.net>

> <- Ok on that we agree.  Some process needs to operate on the
> <- <conditional> to
> <- access the truth of the situation within some context before the value
> <- known.  Sure, we can represent any relation R(<conditional>, <value>)
> <- RDF.  But, me thinks,  if we try to take the extra step of
> <- saying inside the
> <- RDF "if <conditional> then <value>", without also specifying at least
> <- class of process,  and the class of context in which that statement is
> <- operational, me thinks we are kidding ourselves.
> generally speaking, won't <conditional> and <value> have true/false
> In which case the context/processing is irrelevant - if the condition's
> then so's the consequent... (what is done with this knowledge is another
> matter)

Nope, only the <conditional> has a  true\false value to some process within
some context, then the <value> would be known to be something like "Mr" or
"boy" according to the RDF mapping of the relation.

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