Why just integers?  It would seem like it would be useful to be able to add provenance (who, when, where…) information to any property – not just integers.  President:=Johnson  - 1965  or hasChild :: Sarah – 2003 definedIn:=http://w3.org/sample/prelimVersion 2007-08-07


Harold Solbrig


From: semediawiki-devel-bounces@lists.sourceforge.net [mailto:semediawiki-devel-bounces@lists.sourceforge.net] On Behalf Of Dan Thomas
Sent: Saturday, September 08, 2007 7:24 AM
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Subject: [SMW-devel] dated integer type


I have run across a concept called 'dated integer' that I propose become a native SMW data type.  As the name implies, one can associate a number with a year:

population:=9,999 - 2005 or
homeruns:=756 - 2007-08-07.

Do others think this would be useful?

Dan Thomas