[rdfweb-dev] Re: Parsing FOAF in perl?

Jan Grant jan.grant at b...
Thu Dec 12 10:03:47 UTC 2002

On Wed, 11 Dec 2002, Danny Ayers wrote:

> >Well one approach I've played with (in the thought experiment sense)
> >is a kind of evolutionary approach. In this scheme each batch of
> >statements is considered a source model. These source models are
> >combined to produce inferred models provided there are no logical
> >contradictions. As new source models are added they are merged into
> >new inferred models. All the models co-exist and are independent. When
> >the system is queried all models are consulted and some kind of
> >fitness function is applied so that inferred models that are
> >consistently wrong are gradually eliminated.
> Like it!

How can there be logical contradictions in RDF documents? Can you give
an example, please?

Slightly confused,

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