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Use cases Re: InverseFunctional properties are the new URI?

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 31 Jul 2004 08:54:09 -0400 (EDT)
To: Internet Business Logic <ibl@snet.net>
Cc: simon.price@bristol.ac.uk, www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.55.0407310834070.32166@homer.w3.org>

On Thu, 29 Jul 2004, Internet Business Logic wrote:

>Simon --
>You wrote....
>"A whole class of interesting applications of the Semantic Web are
>likely to arise where smushing is required without either URIs or IFPs."
>Do you have please an outline of such an example?

Yep. A journalist trying to track a network of people. Some of them have
known IFPs (such as email addresses). Some of them m ight be defined for a
while as "the bloke who knows X and Y".

This is roughly the same application as the tracking down terrorists that
Simon mentioned, except I don't know anybody involved in tracking down

Maintaining my address book would be another example - this would be handy,
but I certainly don't have any particular inverse functional property for
the people there. Including their names, which turn out to be a long way from
an IFP.


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