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   Re: [xml-dev] many-to-many

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Jeff Lowery scripsit:

> How do you draw the distinction between representation and resource?  One
> man's meat is another man's poison.

Oh, a representation can itself be a resource and have its own meta-rep.
The trick of using b-nodes is good in this respect: an RDF b-node represents
a non-retrievable (non-addressable) thing-in-the-world.

> Even Will Shakespeare could be seen as representation of a set of
> chromosomes.  If you can't agree on where to draw the
> resource/representation dichotomy, how can you agree on an identifier
> scheme?  

The same way we agree on a quotation convention such that "'Boston' has six
letters" is reasonable and so is "Boston has six million inhabitants", but
not vice versa.

My corporate data's a mess!                     John Cowan
It's all semi-structured, no less.              http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
    But I'll be carefree                        jcowan@reutershealth.com
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