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Re: on log:definitiveService

From: Steve Harris <S.W.Harris@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2005 14:06:15 +0000
To: RDF Data Access Working Group <public-rdf-dawg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20050221140615.GC2449@login.ecs.soton.ac.uk>

On Mon, Feb 21, 2005 at 01:22:41 +0000, Andy Seaborne wrote:
> Yes - :definitiveService seems to be to be a very important piece of 
> information to support federated query and query routing.
> I don't see that it as an absolute requirment for the WG's service 
> description at this stage though - if it is ready, then yes, put it in; if 
> it feels it needs some refinement by usage then I would not see the LC 
> process being held up for it.

With shared ontolgies it strikes me that a given service is likly only to
be definatve w.r.t a set of properties and a set of instances. This is
certainly true for our project personnel stuff, where the query service
at Southampton is be definative for instances that meet certain crteria
eg. (<place:Southampton> <ex:hasEmployee> ?inst), but not others.

This more or less echos what Andy just said, except that sometimes the
definative areas covered by one store/db can be defined ontologically.

- Steve
Received on Monday, 21 February 2005 18:10:59 UTC

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