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RE: Why Triples? (was Re: What do the ontologists want)

From: pat hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
Date: Sun, 20 May 2001 13:24:40 -0500
Message-Id: <v0421015fb72db69628f4@[]>
To: "Danny Ayers" <danny@panlanka.net>
Cc: www-rdf-logic@w3.org
>. Ok, we could pass on 4-ary relations, as long as the receiver was 
>prepared to accept 4-ary structures. How might it be transferred?
>Any number of ways. You could do it in XML, for example. You could 
>do it using Sexpressions, or even in HTML if you were willing to 
>write a (very) simple parser. What kind of transfer problems are you 
>worried about? 
>What I was trying to ask was how the transfer could take place if 
>the receiver *wasn't* prepared to accept 4-ary structures - say 
>it only used 5- or 3-ary?
Well then I guess you would have a problem. But why would that ever 
happen? Suppose you wanted to transfer XML to something that only 
accepted strings with either less than 300 characters or more than 
900 characters, then you would have some problems too.

>(my typing speed overtook my thought processes many years ago, 
>though I'm still at about 3 wpm)

Yeh. Why didnt they teach us something useful at school? I spent 
years learning German and shop. If they had taught me Spanish and 
typing it wouldnt have  a lot more use.

Pat Hayes

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