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Re: A quick intro to the RDF data model.

From: Thomas B. Passin <tpassin@comcast.net>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2003 00:54:45 -0400
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To: <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>

[Charles McCathieNevile]
> Actually there is a difference in this example. I can declare that a
> restaurant is a Pho Restaurant, and that a Pho restaurant is a type of
> Vietnamese restaurant. To do that in SQL you either change your query each
> time you add something new, or you change your table to carry the extra
> information.

Right, and this is the point about flexibility that the OP would have done
better to have illustrated.  The way it was presented, the point was not

> And if you're really keener on ethnic obscurities such as deep fried mars
> bars, blood sausage and meat pudding with oysters, hamburgers and fried
> balls of mashed potato, the ability to describe predicates is pretty
useful -
> redefining the meaning of 'ethnic' is a pretty common activity.

Yup, another of the RDF advantages (my number (6), I think).

> Personally I'm going for Japanese food, but not the kind developed in
> California...

I know what you mean!


Tom P
Received on Saturday, 13 September 2003 00:58:42 UTC

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