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Re: additional issue-57 use case: polysemy

From: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2012 08:49:44 -0500
Cc: www-tag@w3.org
Message-Id: <2CF990C6-4D77-46E6-81DA-FEDC31AC2E0E@ihmc.us>
To: Jonathan A Rees <rees@mumble.net>
Jonathan, greetings. 

I wonder if I might draw your attention to a proposal to allow RDF graphs to be treated 'contextually' so that they can declare their own context using an imports-like convention. This would seem to handle Larry's case very naturally, and it might help resolve other problems. It really amounts to tweaking RDF so that it emulates the CYC context machinery in a social Web-based framework. There is a description at


which refers back to an earlier version which made the connection to CYC more explicit (but was lead-ballooned by the RDF WG.) 


On Jun 4, 2012, at 7:48 PM, Jonathan A Rees wrote:

> I added a new use case
>  http://www.w3.org/wiki/HTTPURIUseCases#N.29_Reconciling_incompatible_uses_.28polysemy.29
> to the use case list and to the matrix
>  http://www.w3.org/wiki/HTTPURIUseCaseMatrix
> Thanks to Larry Masinter for this one. I have no doubt distorted the
> use case description in trying to make it fit in with the comparison
> framework, so he is not to blame for any deficiencies in what is
> written.  Also the way I have filled in the matrix is somewhat
> arbitrary, and I welcome arguments for changing its matrix entries.
> Also:
> I think that there are possible issues, probably related to type
> analysis or other kinds of inferences, with the 'punning' approaches
> (for which I have not yet received a definite proposal) that are not
> called out by any use case. I welcome use cases that would call out
> any such difficulties, in anticipation of the reception of a 'punning'
> proposal.
> Sorry for the radio silence. The issue is getting quite a bit of
> attention behind the scenes and we hope to have something to say about
> it soon.
> Best
> Jonathan

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