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RE: questions on assertion

From: Peter F. Patel-Schneider <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
Date: Tue, 09 Jul 2002 07:51:05 -0400
To: joshuaa@microsoft.com
Cc: giles.hogben@jrc.it, www-rdf-interest@w3.org, www-rdf-logic@w3.org
Message-Id: <20020709075105F.pfps@research.bell-labs.com>

From: "Joshua Allen" <joshuaa@microsoft.com>
Subject: RE: questions on assertion
Date: Mon, 8 Jul 2002 15:39:16 -0700

> > In this case, I am trying to figure out in that case how the RDF model
> > theory would cope with expressing the following.
> > 
> > 1. my car is red
> <rdf:Description rdf:about="urn:autos:my-car" rdf:ID="Statement1">
>   <ex:Color>Red</ex:Color>
> </rdf:Description>

This is not legal RDF/XML, as according to RDF M&S there can be only one of
rdf:about and RDF:ID on a description, but if it was it would mean
something like 
	the resource whose identifier is urn:autos:my-car and Statement1 is
	related to the string "Red" by the ex:Color property
which is quite different from 
	my car is red
although RDF could do a decent job of representing all of 
	my car is red
except for the ``my car'' bit.

> > 3. X is not true.
> <rdf:Description rdf:about="#Statement1" rdf:ID="Statement3">
>   <ex:Veracity>False</ex:Veracity>
> </rdf:Description>

This is again not legal RDF/XML, but if it was it would mean something like
	Statement1 is related to the string "False" by the ex:Veracity
which has nothing to do with
	X is not true

> > 4. my car has four wheels
> <rdf:Description rdf:about="urn:autos:my-car" rdf:ID="Statement4">
>   <ex:WheelsCount>4</ex:WheelsCount>
> </rdf:Description>

This is again not legal RDF/XML and has very little to do with how many
wheels any car has.

Peter F. Patel-Schneider
Bell Labs Research
Received on Tuesday, 9 July 2002 07:51:33 UTC

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