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Re: Prevelance of bNode-as-URI queries

From: Bijan Parsia <bparsia@isr.umd.edu>
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2005 06:59:40 -0400
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To: Steve Harris <S.W.Harris@ecs.soton.ac.uk>

On Jul 14, 2005, at 6:51 AM, Steve Harris wrote:

> I'm analysing the query logs of our main demo RDQL query server (we
> allow members of the public to query and browse it) for a project.
> Out of interest I thought I'd find how many queries are handled where
> people use the nasty <_:bnodeId> trick, turns out over the last 20 
> days we
> handled 55,000 of those queries per day, which is way more than I
> expected, there in around 6% of all queries. There were queries on 
> about
> 70,000 different bNodes over the 20 days, so its not one or two 
> important
> instances.

That's really interesting.

> That store does contain a lot of FOAFish data, so there are a lot of
> bNodes in it, but it hints to me that this is a more important feature
> than I thought.

I invite all to join me in my quest to rid FOAF and the world of the 
believe that the inverse functional datatype on BNode trick is a good 
idea. :)

Stand up and be URIed!

Bijan Parsia.
Received on Thursday, 14 July 2005 10:59:35 UTC

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