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Re: POWDER formal semantics 4.3 comments

From: Stasinos Konstantopoulos <konstant@iit.demokritos.gr>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2008 23:03:51 +0200
Cc: public-powderwg@w3.org, Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>, Michael Schneider <schneid@fzi.de>
Message-Id: <8EEFFB74-BB3B-4DFF-9992-E55B566199C4@iit.demokritos.gr>
To: Jonathan Rees <jar@creativecommons.org>

On Dec 1, 2008, at 3:44 AM, Jonathan Rees wrote:

> A test of the correctness and tractability of the extension would be  
> agreement from one of the groups providing DL reasoners to implement  
> it. Has this been pursued?

OWL or RDFS reasoners do not need to be modified or extended, unless  
they choose to implement
POWDER-specific optimizations. The extension is made at the underlying  
RDF layer, which is expected to
make the wdrs:matchesregex triples available to the reasoner to act  
upon, just in the same way that it
makes other triples available to them.

You can find a proof-of-concept implementation at http://transonto.sourceforge.net/
which implements a the extension in the form of a "middle man" between  
perfectly vanilla
versions of Jena and Pellet. A POWDER processor is then simply a  
method describe(u) which
asks all the right SPARQL queries (using vanilla ARQ over the closure  
inferred by Pellet) and
translates the QueryResults object into the form specified by the DR  

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