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Re: [BlankNodeRefs] Questions on blank node refs

From: Bijan Parsia <bparsia@cs.manchester.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2009 22:05:20 +0000
Message-Id: <A7571037-C506-4693-9D85-81CC6AABFB5E@cs.manchester.ac.uk>
To: SPARQL Working Group <public-rdf-dawg@w3.org>
Blank nodes have been a bear for the OWL WG as well.

One thing to consider is what the real future of their current  
semantics (and operational behavior) really is. We might also look at  
how RIF is handling them.

People do use blank nodes in fairly specific ways and we might  
considering "fixing" them if we can show clear requirements from  
SPARQL on this. SPARQL exposes some aspect of the semantics of bnodes  
in a very user salient way, so this might be the right time.

(Obviously "fixing" blank nodes is one of my hobby horses...so, grain  
of salt and all.)

Cheers,
Bijan.
Received on Wednesday, 18 March 2009 22:05:59 GMT

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