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   Re: [xml-dev] RDDL/RDF - no RDF tax?

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Mike Champion scripsit:

> That's very human readable ... but RDF-challenged as I am, I don't
> understand how it uses RDF.  Where is all the cruft that people complain 
> about? :-)
> Would a "native" RDF processor understand the assertions in there, or would
> a RDDL->RDF filter be needed?

It's absolutely native.  The flexibility of the RDF syntax means that
there are plenty of subsets of it which make eminent sense and are good
readable XML.  Here's a bit from one of the hundred-odd RDF sets which
Reuters Health has been publishing daily for more than two years:

<RDF:Description xmlns:RDF="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#"; xmlns
="http://www.reutershealth.com/namespaces/meta1#"; RDF:about="20021115clin005.x ml">
  <title>Recommended dosing of ziprasidone for Tourette's syndrome may be inad
  <publicationTime>2002-11-15 16:19:00 -0400</publicationTime>
  <copyright>Copyright &#169; 2002 Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
      <label>Disease by body site</label>
      <label>Anti-psychotic agent, NOS</label>
  [lots more subject elements snipped]

John Cowan   jcowan@reutershealth.com  http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
Most languages are dramatically underdescribed, and at least one is 
dramatically overdescribed.  Still other languages are simultaneously 
overdescribed and underdescribed.  Welsh pertains to the third category.
	--Alan King


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