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Re: Input sought on datatyping tradeoff

From: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2002 19:41:16 +0100
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To: "Peter F. Patel-Schneider" <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
Cc: www-rdf-interest@w3.org

At 06:55 13/07/2002 -0400, Peter F. Patel-Schneider wrote:


>Well if literals represent `strings', then the simple idiom is likely to be
>almost completely useless in OWL.  Other than that I haven't thought
>through the tidy solution, as it is quite different from what I am used to.
>For example, it allows blank nodes to denote datatype values, leading to a
>partial conflation of the object domain and the datatype domain, potentially
>increasing the difficulty of reasoning.

That sounds important.  Can you say more?

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