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   Re: [xml-dev] many-to-many

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> I accidentally failed to send this to the list:
> "Emmanuil Batsis (Manos)" scripsit:
> > The usability of anonymous nodes can be overrated as they don't have a 
> > URI serving as a global unique identifier (and potentialy locator) for 
> > them.
> Indeed.  One would have to impose a higher-order rule that says "two b-nodes
> with identical subjectIndicator properties are to be treated as identical",
> as indeed they do in the TM world.

see owl:sameIndividualAs

So again, can be done in RDF, but I , for one, am not likely to go through 
such elaborations in practice.

> > Using "predications linking them to suitable subject-indicating URIs" 
> > sounds cumbersome. Using actual resources provides this functionality in 
> > a more uniform way. 
> Sure, it's convenient to identify Shakespeare with his picture.  Unfortunately
> it leads to nonsensical conclusions like "An English playwright has a height
> of 160 pixels."

Maybe in the software you've seen.  Certainly not in any software I've 
written, though, nor in any software I would have tried more than once.

Uche Ogbuji                                    Fourthought, Inc.
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