[sc34wg3] SAM 3.4.4 Reification and 3.4.5 Properties
Lars Marius Garshol
16 Apr 2003 23:21:28 +0200
* Martin Bryan
| I'd always been under the impression that the only reason you needed
| to reify a topic was if you wanted to make a reference to that topic
| as part of the topic.=20
You can't actually do that. :-)
Reification is what I do if I want to create a topic that represents
the name 'Martin Bryan'.
The 'mb-name-topic' topic now represents the name "Martin Bryan".
If I create a new topic
what happens is that 'mb-topic' represents you, but that's also what
the topic 'mb' does, and so the two merge.
Topic maps don't have a mechanism for reifying topics.
| What does "ordinary representation" mean Lars Marius?
It's the relationship between A and B when A represents B, so for
example between the topic 'mb' and you, or between the letter '=D8' and
the sound I make at the beginning of the Norwegian word '=F8l' (beer),
or between the number 1 and the thing that all sets whose cardinality
is 1 have in common, or ...
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