|To:||"[ontolog-forum]" <ontolog-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, glenn mcdonald <glenn@xxxxxxxxx>|
|From:||Ali SH <asaegyn+out@xxxxxxxxx>|
|Date:||Mon, 7 Nov 2011 12:28:13 -0500|
I followed up with Glenn who had made that initial comment (I'd thought perhaps he was using hypergraphs to model them).
He responded thusly:
I mean that in a graph you can have a node representing the relation itself. This node can have any number of outbound arcs to the nodes that are part of the relation. So to model a marriage as a n-ary relation with a time-span and two spouses, we have
This approach is no different, ultimately, from relational modeling in the original sense of the term. It's only breaking things into triples that makes it seem hard.
Which basically seems like reifying the relations - the relations are now also nodes, not just the edges.
On Mon, Nov 7, 2011 at 12:04 PM, AzamatAbdoullaev <abdoul@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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