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Re: Issue-57

From: Graham Klyne <GK-lists@ninebynine.org>
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2011 20:58:26 +0100
Message-ID: <4DF66BE2.5050800@ninebynine.org>
To: Jeni Tennison <jeni@jenitennison.com>
CC: "www-tag@w3.org List" <www-tag@w3.org>
I'm reminded that Danny Ayers recently cited a comment by Dan Connolly:

"Are there parts of traditional logic and databases that, if we set them aside, 
will result in viral growth of the Semantic Web?"
-- http://www.w3.org/2006/09dc-aus/swpf#(7)


Jeni Tennison wrote:
> Hi,
> For those who don't follow it, there's a thread on httpRange-14 / Issue-57 at the moment on the linked data mailing list. A good example message is:
>   http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-lod/2011Jun/0186.html
> where Richard says:
>   Being useful trumps making semantic sense. The web succeeded *because* 
>   it conflates name and address. The web of data will succeed *because* 
>   it conflates a thing and a web page about the thing.
>   <http://richard.cyganiak.de/>
>     a foaf:Document;
>     dc:title "Richard Cyganiak's homepage";
>     a foaf:Person;
>     foaf:name "Richard Cyganiak";
>     owl:sameAs <http://twitter.com/cygri>;
>     .
> I don't think that this is covered by any of the scenarios in Jonathan's document at:
>   http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/awwsw/issue57/20110531/
> In particular, I don't think the kind of 'punning' that we talked about (where different properties treat the given resource as being different kinds of thing) copes with the rdf:type property (shortened to 'a' in the Turtle) having two different values. Similarly, it's really unclear in the above example whether the owl:sameAs relates to the Person or the Document (until you find a description of <http://twitter.com/cygri>, which of course might be a resource that is both a Document and a Person itself).
> Cheers,
> Jeni
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