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Subject: Re: [xdi] A question on semantics

I think only (1) is correct.

(2) would mean that the _expression_ "Alice's Friend" is synonymous with "Bob", or something like that.

Also, according to my understanding, $is is commutative and transitive, i.e. if you had this:

Then you could infer =bob/$is/=charlie, which I think is not the intention..


On Thu, May 24, 2012 at 3:09 PM, Barnhill, William [USA] <barnhill_william@bah.com> wrote:
Lastly, a question.
What is the semantic difference, if any, between the two statement sets below?

(1) =alice +friend =bob

(2a) =alice () +friend
(2b) =alice+friend $is =bob

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