I’m investigating Grakn as a tool to model in the style of Topic Maps. Grakn’s underlying hypergraph and capacity for multi-role relations seem to make it a good fit.
I can’t see how reification would work. Is that possible in Grakn? To explain, perhaps I stepped in a puddle yesterday. The entities ME and PUDDLE might have a relation STEP INTO with each other and a date attribute.
This is now known to me as ‘The Puddle Splashing Incident’ and I want to say more things about it. I want to treat this graph of entities, relation and attributes as a thing, an entity of its own.
This ‘reification’ is a standard and very useful feature of Topic Maps. How can I do it in Grakn?