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Re: a bnode URI scheme?!

From: Andrew Newman <andrew@tucanatech.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2004 09:41:19 +1000
Message-ID: <40563F1F.3010608@tucanatech.com>
To: RDF Interest <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>

Geoff Chappell wrote:
> 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). 

I agree - at least without OWL.  I thought what Adam wanted was someway 
to remove either :_a or :_b.

With the merge example I thought you were doing just that.  So it's not 
okay to merge:

{[http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#label] #(new Resource()) 
"Intellidimension Inc."}


[http://www.intellidimension.com] "Intellidimension Inc."}

They're [predicate, subject, object], right?  You should get both 
statements in the merged model.
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