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Re: First crack at profiles in primer

From: Bijan Parsia <bparsia@cs.man.ac.uk>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2008 11:30:34 +0100
Message-Id: <EF40CD83-CF3A-4662-BE05-07E9ED5F8AC9@cs.man.ac.uk>
Cc: OWL Working Group WG <public-owl-wg@w3.org>
To: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>

On Apr 12, 2008, at 5:29 PM, Ivan Herman wrote:

> A possible answer to one of my questions:-)
> Ivan Herman wrote:
>> ----- OWL-R -----
>> Also, I also do not understand why the following is true:
>> "Compared with DL Lite, OWL-R works better when you have already  
>> massaged your data into RDF and are working with it as RDF."
> Did you mean to say that OWL-R works well in the sense that one  
> uses RDF + OWL-R and can use SPARQL to query the result, whereas  
> this is not really the case for DL Lite?

You can use SPARQL for DL Lite easily. What I really meant is that DL  
Lite already has work done for integrating with relational tables.

> As the statement is true for OWL-R, if this is not the case for  
> SPARQL (ie, query rewriting cannot be done for SPARQL queries  
> easily) than you are right. This is a differentiating feature...

SPARQL works equally well with any of the profiles.

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