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From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 06 May 2015 16:44:42 -0400
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On 5/6/15 3:21 PM, John F Sowa wrote:
> KI
>> >In Figure 23 ofhttp://www.jfsowa.com/pubs/eg2cg.pdf  , shouldn't it
>> >be: [Cat: #Yojo]  rather than [Cat: Yojo] in one situation and then
>> >[Entity: Yojo] in another?
> The general question of how to handle proper names in English is
> by no means trivial.  But in that story (top of page 21), the first
> sentence introduces the context:  "At 10:17 pm, Yojo the cat and
> a mouse were in the basement of a house."  Then it's safe to treat
> the name Yojo as a constant -- at least for the duration of the story.
> Therefore, it's not necessary to mark it as an indexical.
> But in the book "Moby Dick", 'Yojo' is the name of Queequeg's
> ebony idol.  If both the cat and the idol were mentioned in the
> same context, then you could write
>      [Cat]->(HasName)->[Word: 'Yojo']
>      [Idol]->(HasName)->[Word: 'Yojo']
> In English, you could say "A cat named Yojo and an idol named Yojo."
My illustration using RDF-Turtle notation:    (01)

{    (02)

a foaf:Document, schema:WebPage ;
skos:related <http://www.jfsowa.com/pubs/eg2cg.pdf>, 
<http://www.w3.org/2005/Talks/1110-iswc-tbl/#(7)> .    (03)

[ a owl:Thing ;
   rdfs:label "Yojo [Idefinite Pronoun]"^^xsd:string ;
   rdfs:comment """
                  Is what this document is about. Yojo is identified by an
                  indefinite pronoun [blank node in RDF parlance].
] is schema:about of <> .    (04)

a owl:Thing ;
rdfs:label "Yojo [Indexical]"^^xsd:string ;
rdfs:comment """
              Is what this document is about. Yojo is identified by
              way of the #Yojo indexical tagged onto its description 
document URI/URL.
              """@en ;
is schema:about of <> .    (05)

} [1]    (06)

http://kingsley.idehen.net/DAV/home/kidehen/Public/Linked%20Data%20Documents/Tutorials/yojo-the-cat-identified-by-pronoun-or-indexical.ttl    (07)

-- rendition of the above via content from my public briefcase (document 
collection).    (08)

Regards,    (09)

Kingsley Idehen 
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