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Re: I have a trouble with The RDF Model

From: Graham Klyne <gk-lists@dial.pipex.com>
Date: Fri, 01 Dec 2000 17:52:23 +0000
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To: Pierre-Antoine CHAMPIN <champin@bat710.univ-lyon1.fr>
Cc: guha@guha.com, pat hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>, www-rdf-logic@w3.org
At 06:08 PM 12/1/00 +0100, Pierre-Antoine CHAMPIN wrote:
>Guha wrote:
> >  I have a simple (albeit potentially controversial) answer --- it is the
> > range of the interpretation of RDF expressions.
>Controversial, indeed ! I'm not sure I dislike it, although :)
>But strictly speaking, if it is true,
>then RDF describes Nodes and Arcs, not Resources...
>So, as I previously posed it,
>I think the grapoh is the *interpretation* of the XML *syntax*,
>but it is also a "higher level" *syntax*, whose interpretation is in the 
>world of resources (or entities, or both, I'm not sure)...

That nicely encapsulates some thoughts I had on reading Guha's comment.


(Who has always preferred to view the _graph_ as the primary 
_representation_ of an RDF description.)

Graham Klyne                       Content Technologies Ltd.
Strategic Research              <http://www.mimesweeper.com>
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