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RE: Use Case: "Tell me about this user"

From: Seaborne, Andy <andy.seaborne@hp.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2004 15:27:54 -0000
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To: Patrick Stickler <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>, RDF Data Access Working Group <public-rdf-dawg@w3.org>


I agree with you that there is a useage model that is around some kind of
"get RDF about ..." operation - we have not convinced everyone of this.  The
important point is that the result is an RDF graph and part of the knowledge
base, and that this is different from a result set (whether encoded in RDF
or not).

One of the requests I received in yesterday's telecon for the use case "Find
the email address of "John Smith"[1] was for detailed explaination of what
the results are used for.

It could help me to understand "description" better if you could show how
the software used the RDF.  


[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-rdf-dawg/2004JanMar/0187.html

-------- Original Message --------
> From: Patrick Stickler <>
> Date: 26 March 2004 08:29
> A server recieves a request from a known user for some
> content and expects that it will need to optimize its response
> in terms of the preferences of the user (locality, language,
> level of competence, etc.).
> The server asks (the user client application, some knowledge base,
> some registry, whatever) "tell me about this user" and recieves a
> description of the user which enables it to decide how best to optimize
> its response in the most suitable form for the user.
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