RE: a bnode URI scheme?!

> -----Original Message-----
> From: [mailto:www-rdf-interest-
>] On Behalf Of Andrew Newman
> Sent: Monday, March 15, 2004 2:28 AM
> To:
> Subject: Re: a bnode URI scheme?!
> Geoff Chappell wrote:
> > RDF Gateway has a merge method on its datasource object that allows
> > to merge one set of triples with another, removing redundant triples
> > the process. For method docs w/example see:
> >
> >
> > urce_merge.rsp
> >
> > It's intended to deal with the problem you describe below, more than
> > is to reduce a graph to lean form.
> >
> Isn't that nearly always going to be wrong?  I mean just because an
> bnode has the same properties (say first name and last name or even
> first name) doesn't mean they are the same thing.

How could it be wrong? 

If you have two statements:

:_a <b> <c>
:_b <b> <c>

You have no way of knowing if _a and _b are the same as or different
from each other, nor can you ever know (since a bnode has no globally
usable name, you can never learn more facts about either). 


Received on Monday, 15 March 2004 15:09:45 UTC