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`void :triples` redefined to be an estimate (#89)

From: Ruben Verborgh <ruben.verborgh@ugent.be>
Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2015 10:27:08 +0100
To: Hydra <public-hydra@w3.org>
Message-Id: <0323A833-7CEC-417D-A11F-DD06769A90EF@ugent.be>
Posted by Andreas Kuckartz on the issue tracker:

> According to http://www.hydra-cg.com/spec/latest/triple-pattern-fragments/ the object of the property void:triples is
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> an integer literal expressing the estimated total number of matching triples"
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> But http://www.w3.org/TR/void/ states:
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> The total number of triples contained in the dataset
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> And that document states for void:documents:
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> This property is intended for datasets where the total number of triples or entities is hard to determine. void:triples or void:entities should be preferred where practical.
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> That seems to substantiate that void:triples was intended for precise numbers, not estimates.
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> In October 2014 there was a mail thread where a different opinion was presented:
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> totalItems vs void:triples
> [mail thread]
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-hydra/2014Oct/0048.html
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> I think it would be better to define and use a new property hydra:estimatedTiples or hydra:triplesEstimate. Maybe that property can be defined as a super-property of void:triples.
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