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RE: Enumeration in RDF?

From: LYNN,JAMES (HP-USA,ex1) <james.lynn@hp.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2003 07:11:41 -0400
Message-ID: <079FD72E42C9D311B854009027650E6F18F0DF5A@xatl02.atl.hp.com>
To: Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com, james.lynn@hp.com, garret@globalmentor.com, danbri@w3.org
Cc: Art.Barstow@nokia.com, www-rdf-interest@w3.org

Sorry, let me try again. I simply meant that rather then viewing a
collection in RDF as an assertion of membership, i.e., these members and
only these members, suppose it is viewed more as "these are known members
but there may be others", in other words  we are simply asserting that a
collection is a subset of membership. Perhaps tagging a collection to
specify which of the two assertions is being made?

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From: Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com [mailto:Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com]
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Subject: RE: Enumeration in RDF?

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> Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com
> Subject: RE: Enumeration in RDF?
> >Collections, being structures, go contrary to that, as there
> >is no formally defined way to merge collections.
> Thinking out loud here (not formally defined)- suppose we 
> view a collection
> as "known members of a collection" rather than...
> >... to somehow have control over the
> >defined members of a collection. 
> This doesn't, of course, resolve this issue...

Sorry, but I'm not quite following what your trying to say here.

> >  RDF has no official means of keeping track
> of source and/or authority 
> Comments?

Meaning, even though RDF provides a vocabulary for reification,
and some guidelines thereof, there are no explicit properties
for specifying *specifically* the source or authority of an
assertion, nor any treatment of such in the MT.

Any solution for tracking source/authority of assertions will
be proprietary -- even if it constitutes a widely supported


Patrick Stickler
Nokia, Finland
Received on Thursday, 18 September 2003 07:11:42 UTC

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