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Re: BobQL? Boxes of (related) boxes ...

From: Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 31 May 2009 23:20:26 +0200
Message-ID: <1f2ed5cd0905311420v3583a1b0lc67661a4fe8482ac@mail.gmail.com>
To: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Cc: Andreas Harth <andreas@harth.org>, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>, Daniel Schwabe <dschwabe@inf.puc-rio.br>, David Huynh <dfhuynh@alum.mit.edu>, Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>, semantic-web@w3.org
2009/5/31 Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>:

> Box 1: A journey exploring information about presidents, their kids and
> their education...
> box 1.1: All things that are US presidents
> box 1.2: All things that are children of things in bag_1.1
> box 1.3: All things that are educational institutions, attended by things in
> bag 1.2
> bag1.4: All things that are places that are locations of things in bag
> 1.3...
>
> Box 2: A journey into info about hong kong skyscrapers, their designers, and
> the buildings those designers have made
> box 2.1: All things that are skyscrapers in Hong Kong
> box 2.2: All things that are the architects of things in bag 2.1
> box 2.3: All things that are buildings designed by things that are in bag
> 2.2 ...etc
>
> Note: each sub-box is an RDFesque expression couched in terms of types and
> relations, with a reference to the set of things handed along from the
> previously box. In theory each of these could also evaluated with different
> "according to..." criteria, which could map into SPARQL GRAPH provenance,
> different databases, or various other ways of indicating who-said-what.

Not thought this through, but first impression is that this sounds
like what you could get using CONSTRUCTs on the wider space to build a
local graph-box (fairly transparent, more filtering than
transforming), and CONSTRUCTing again on that until there's just a wee
bit left which could be rendered using SELECT etc.

Cheers,
Danny.

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