Re: What if two resources are the same subject?

You may want to consider employing Topic Map Published Subject identifiers
see .

> Hi,
> I have a question I just can't get my head around:
> Consider this situation:
> issued a URL ( ) to
> identify the country Canada. This means that there now is a resource
> Canada that one can, for example, GET representations of.
> A bunch of people start using to
> refer to Canada in RDF statements.
> On the other side of the globe issued the URL
> for exactly the same purpose
> and again, people start using the URL to refer to Canada in RDF
> statements.
> My first question is what happens when RDF statements from both camps are
> combined
> and people start noticing that there are two resources being the same
> thing (Canada).
> Is there any mechanism to at least note that fact? Is there an RDF schema
> that
> provides the semantics to say that several resources actually are the same
> thing?
> From a Semantic Web-user's perspective: How do I find out statements about
> Canada?
> How do I know which URL to use or supposed I know both, can I use any of
> them or do
> I have to submit my 'questions' once for every URL?
> I am really interested in what RDF/SW experts think about such issues in
> general
> and if there are any papers etc. that deal with these or similar issues.
> --
> Jan Algermissen                 
> Consultant & Programmer	        

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