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RE: Personal URI?

From: Joshua Allen <joshuaa@microsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Aug 2002 20:09:49 -0700
Message-ID: <4F4182C71C1FDD4BA0937A7EB7B8B4C1020ED52D@red-msg-08.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: "Seth Russell" <seth@robustai.net>, "Peter Bruhn Andersen" <bruhn.andersen@get2net.dk>, "RDF-interest" <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>

But of course a unique URI is the most authoritative daml:UnambiguousProperty...
Although, I am curious about why the aversion to e-mail.  If the person has no e-mail, and wants to get a URI, the easiest way to get a URI seems to just get an e-mail address.  Beyond that, I would use a one-way hash "fingerprint" that was based on some privileged (to the person) information, but which did not reveal that information.  For example, a person's PGP fingerprint would work, or any other 128-bit string based on a public/private key pair registered with an authority like Verisign who can vouch for identity.

	-----Original Message----- 
	From: Seth Russell [mailto:seth@robustai.net] 
	Sent: Tue 8/6/2002 1:23 PM 
	To: Peter Bruhn Andersen; RDF-interest 
	Subject: Re: Personal URI?

	From: "Peter Bruhn Andersen" <bruhn.andersen@get2net.dk>
	> "Can you create an URN for that person?  Possibly with a new URN space?"
	I don't think that creating a URI (any type of uri) is the best solution.
	Reason is that different entities who want to describe this person will tend
	to create different URI for him or her.  RDF is all about our data being
	interoperable.  See TimBl's graphs below .. switch back and forth between
	arcs-1 and arcs-3 and see how the data from different sources merges
	together.  But if you call this person <http://foo/bar#Jim> an his school
	calls him <http://whatever.edu/students#Jim>, then the RDF systems will
	think you and his school are talking about *different* people.  Me thinks it
	is better to use bNodes and any  daml:UnambiguousProperty or just describe
	the person as best you can:  See example below:
	language: semenglish
	type Person;
	worksFor "Organization 1", "Organization 2";
	fullName "John Joseph Jones".
	Graphs from TimBl
	Seth Russell
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