[sc34wg3] Topic Maps land and SAM land

Lars Marius Garshol sc34wg3@isotopicmaps.org
11 Feb 2003 09:28:55 +0100

* Lars Marius Garshol
| I think you are confusing nodes with assertions, Michel. Slide 10
| has the title "Diagram of a 2-role assertion". So the diagram shows
| one assertion, which has 8 nodes in it. So the statement "George has
| a medical degree from Harvard" is here shown represented with a
| single assertion, and to create that assertion you need 8 nodes.

* Michel Biezunski
| Oops. Thanks Lars. Yes I did a confusion but not with nodes, with
| arcs.

I was wondering about that. There were 8 nodes, but you were talking
about 7. I should have realized it was ars, of course.

| In any case, an RDF statement is still not equivalent to an RM
| assertion. You need several RM assertions to describe an RDF
| statement.

I'd still be curious to hear why this is the case.

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