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Re: What do the ontologists want

From: Uche Ogbuji <uche.ogbuji@fourthought.com>
Date: Tue, 15 May 2001 12:24:44 -0600
Message-Id: <200105151824.f4FIOil04659@localhost.local>
To: pat hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
cc: "Jonathan Borden" <jborden@mediaone.net>, www-rdf-logic@w3.org
> >pat hayes wrote:
> >
> > > Can you (or anyone) say why the ability to quote is considered a
> > > practical necessity? From where I am standing it seems an arcane and
> > > exotic ability, not one that is of central practical importance. What
> > > is the practical utility of being able to refer to a predicate,
> > > rather than use it?

Based on your follow-up to Jonathan, I think I know what you are trying to say 
by "quoting" above, but I'm not sure how it comes into the discussion of 
reification.

I thought, and I'll bet most other thought, that you were talking about 
attribution of atomic statements rather than attribution of character strings.

Do you not see the usefulness of attribution of RDF statements?  Do you not 
see the usefulness of reification for this purpose?


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