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Re: Use Case: Searching for educational learning materials

From: Bijan Parsia <bparsia@isr.umd.edu>
Date: Sat, 19 Jun 2004 10:01:43 -0400
Message-Id: <31F2EB2A-C1F9-11D8-88B2-0003936A0B26@isr.umd.edu>
Cc: RDF Data Access Working Group <public-rdf-dawg@w3.org>
To: kendall@monkeyfist.com

On Jun 19, 2004, at 9:04 AM, Kendall Clark wrote:

> On Sat, Jun 19, 2004 at 11:28:38AM +0100, Steve Harris wrote:
>>> SELECT ?x
>>> FROM <graph>
>>>       (foo, rdfs:label, ?x) and
>>>       (?x, xml:lang, "jp")
>>> That last bit isn't really in the graph (?), but I can't think of a
>>> syntax for filter on literals.
>> You could use the N3 syntax, seperating the literal from the datatype 
>> and
>> language with ^^ and @, eg.
>> 	(foo, rdfs:label, ?x@jp)
> Hmm, that's an idea.

I ran this by our FLA guy as one option from the start. This is 
certainly how I would do it in SWI Prolog, at least for the common 

The other possibility was having a filter predicate for AND clauses 
(e.g., langEq). The latter was prefered.

> I think Yoshio mentioned something back in the early days of the WG
> about being sensitive to i18n issues, which this feature request
> does. (If anyone needs to hear a use case, I can provide one related
> to task computing in multilingual environments.)

Or portals, or even ontology browsers. Anything that makes significant 
use of rdfs:label and wants to internationalize.

Bijan Parsia.
Received on Saturday, 19 June 2004 10:01:46 UTC

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