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   Re: Schemata are not just constraints [was: "RDF + Topic Maps" = TheFutu

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  • From: Martin Bryan <mtbryan@sgml.u-net.com>
  • To: Uche Ogbuji <uche.ogbuji@fourthought.com>
  • Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2000 08:10:30 +0000


Glad you like what you saw when you read the Topic Maps spec.

> Not entirely true.  RDF recommends the use of human-readable "label" tags
> in schematics.  So at least the meta-meta data are described as you say,
> which is, I think the key part.

I've always seen RDF labels as serving the same purpose as Topic Map names:
shorthand identifiers of meaning. Its the difference between the term word
and phrase and its definition in a dictionary.



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