Blank nodes also provide a way to more accurately make statements about resources that may not have URIs, but that are described in terms of relationships with other resources that do have URIs. [..] The point is that saying something like "the author of the book is" is typically a shorthand for "the author of the book is someone whose mailbox is". Using a blank node to represent this "someone" is just a more accurate way to represent the real world situation. (Incidentally,

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