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RE: tests and inference?

From: <jos.deroo@agfa.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Dec 2004 23:43:40 +0100
To: connolly@w3.org
Cc: andy.seaborne@hp.com, "Bebee, Bradley R." <BRADLEY.R.BEBEE@saic.com>, "Thompson, Bryan B." <BRYAN.B.THOMPSON@saic.com>, RDF Data Access Working Group <public-rdf-dawg@w3.org>, public-rdf-dawg-request@w3.org
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Dan Connolly wrote:
> On Thu, 2004-12-16 at 09:10 -0500, Thompson, Bryan B. wrote:
>> Hum.  I think that testing for protocol conformance would be part of a
>> data access test suite ... but, let's focus on the other question:
>> 
>>   "Can DAWG deliver a test suite for the query language?"
>> 
>> It seems that unless there is a means to constrain what inference may
>> be performed in response to a query, that the behavior of the query
>> processor can not be tested.
>
> Inference affects the input graph. Our tests state the input
> graph explicitly. Given the input graph, the results of the
> query are determined by the spec*.
>
>
> * or... at least: I hope so;
> the SOURCE designs seem to have multiple answers, and some
> of the value testing designs do to; I sure hope we don't
> choose those designs.

hm.. design issues
don't see it..
can they be made observable as a test?


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