Re: patterns vs. identifiers
> Mike Champion wrote: > > > >... > > > > Perhaps RDF can be used as a pattern-matching tool rather than > > a logical inferencing system, and maybe "pattern matching" can be logical > > as well as heuristic. Still, an astronomical number of electrons > > have changed state in search of a definition of URIs that can > > support the needs of RDF, and that suggests to me that the notion > > of "identity" is profoundly important in the RDF paradigm. > > RDF exists to solve a problem: associating metadata with web objects. > You can't do that without a strong notion of identity. So you mean the identity that comes with a string match of URIs? i.e. string identity? Well, certainly, then, yes, but isn't this the same things as with any XML technology? After all, a GI is just the same sort of beast, no? Is this what Simon has been meaning by "identifiers"? -- Puzzled in Colorado. -- Uche Ogbuji Fourthought, Inc. http://uche.ogbuji.net http://4Suite.org http://fourthought.com Track chair, XML/Web Services One Boston: http://www.xmlconference.com/ Basic XML and RDF techniques for knowledge management, Part 7 - http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-think12.html Keeping pace with James Clark - http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/libra ry/x-jclark.html Python and XML development using 4Suite, Part 3: 4RDF - http://www-105.ibm.com/developerworks/education.nsf/xml-onlinecourse-bytitle/8A 1EA5A2CF4621C386256BBB006F4CEC
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