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a syntax for "RDF idiom conversion rules"?

From: Dan Brickley <daniel.brickley@bristol.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2004 04:29:00 -0400
To: dc-architecture@jiscmail.ac.uk
Cc: public-rdf-dawg-comments@w3.org, danbri@w3.org
Message-ID: <20041013082854.GA30698@homer.w3.org>

Crossposting this to the Dublin Core Architecture WG of DCMI and the 
RDF Data Access WG of W3C. 

(DAWG people, congrats on shipping!)

I just posted some notes I made during the dc-arch WG meeting to my 


My basic idea is to use W3C's new SPARQL RDF query language to
capture some of the discussions we've had in DCMI. It's pretty rough, if
the idea is sound I'll clean up my scribbles. My hope is that, even if
this stuff isn't always practical to deploy at runtime, the CONSTRUCT
mechanism in SPARQL gives us a notation for having clearer debates
within DC, and for writing out test cases and examples. DAWG folks might 
find this interesting as it is a use case involving unbound variables in
the CONSTRUCT clause, ie. "then there exists something that ...", in


ps. posted from my old address to get thru to listserv
Received on Wednesday, 13 October 2004 08:32:04 UTC

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