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RE: Objective 4.6 -- additional semantic information

From: Rob Shearer <Rob.Shearer@networkinference.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Jun 2004 16:26:05 -0700
Message-ID: <CFE388CECDDB1E43AB1F60136BEB497303FE59@rome.ad.networkinference.com>
To: "Jos De_Roo" <jos.deroo@agfa.com>
Cc: "RDF Data Access Working Group" <public-rdf-dawg@w3.org>

I'm afraid I don't understand what you're trying to demonstrate. Clearly
encoding the answer within the query doesn't really show anything; in
this case you're not really using RDF for answering the query at all.

Perhaps you could explain your intent more clearly. What is the
"knowledgebase" in the first place, what bits of it are RDF and what
bits are "additional semantic information", what is the human-language
query you want to answer, and what is your approach for answering that
query?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jos De_Roo [mailto:jos.deroo@agfa.com] 
> Sent: Tuesday, June 08, 2004 4:19 PM
> To: Rob Shearer
> Cc: Dan Connolly; Jim Hendler; Kendall Clark; RDF Data Access 
> Working Group; public-rdf-dawg-request@w3.org
> Subject: RE: Objective 4.6 -- additional semantic information
> 
> Rob, 
> 
> Having some given RDF graph either containing
> the triple :a :b :c. or the triple :d :e :f.
> and using for instance cwm or euler --filter f
> where f is
> 
> {:a :b :c} => {:yes :for <>}.
> {:d :e :f} => {:yes :for <>}.
> 
> can easily return either the empty answer
> 
> or the answer
>     :yes     :for <testC.n3> .
> 
> (and I have been using 2 types of running code)
> 
> -- 
> Jos De Roo, AGFA http://www.agfa.com/w3c/jdroo/
> 
> 
> 
> 
> "Rob Shearer" <Rob.Shearer@networkinference.com>
> Sent by: public-rdf-dawg-request@w3.org
> 09/06/2004 00:39
> 
>  
>         To:     "Dan Connolly" <connolly@w3.org>, "Kendall 
> Clark" <kendall@monkeyfist.com>
>         cc:     "Jim Hendler" <hendler@cs.umd.edu>, "RDF Data 
> Access Working Group" 
> <public-rdf-dawg@w3.org>
>         Subject:        RE: Objective 4.6 -- additional 
> semantic information
> 
> 
> 
> > "The protocol should allow construction of notional RDF
> > graphs inferred (e.g. using standardized semantics such
> > as RDFS, OWL or emerging technologies such as SWRL or N3
> > rules) so that queries may be posed against the inferred
> > knowledge base."
> 
> I have a problem with that because it seems to imply that all knowlege
> *about* an RDF graph can be encoded *within* an RDF graph, and that's
> clearly not the case. (The charter similar slants things this way as
> well, which I think is a mistake.) It's perfectly sensible to 
> know, for
> example, that an RDF graph must contain at least one of two possible
> triples, but not which one. Are you allowed to use that information to
> help answer queries about the graph? I think it would be a 
> major mistake
> to make the use of such information a violation of the spec.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
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