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Re: [ENT] Review comments on the SPARQL 1.1. Entailment regime document

From: Chimezie Ogbuji <ogbujic@ccf.org>
Date: Mon, 17 May 2010 15:20:52 -0400
To: "Ivan Herman" <ivan@w3.org>, "Birte Glimm" <birte.glimm@comlab.ox.ac.uk>
cc: "Axel Polleres" <axel.polleres@deri.org>, "Sandro Hawke" <sandro@w3.org>, "W3C SPARQL WG" <public-rdf-dawg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <C8170F54.119A5%ogbujic@ccf.org>
Thanks for the review Ivan, see responses below for those comments referring
to my sections.

On 5/12/10 11:04 AM, "Ivan Herman" <ivan@w3.org> wrote:
> -----------
> Section 7
> At the moment, the http://www.w3.org/ns/entailment/ vocabulary does _not_
> include the
> http://www.w3.org/ns/entailment/RIF-RDF-Strongly-Safe-Core
> but only
> http://www.w3.org/ns/entailment/RIF
> It is easy for me to add this additional URI, but I have to be sure this is
> o.k. with the RIF group, and whether it is the correct name. And, if I add
> this, shouldn't I add others? Which ones? Axel, Sandro, can you help on that?

Ok, I'll leave that one as is until there is further input

> -----------
> Section 7.1
> I think we have a pending issue as for which namespace rif:imports is in. The
> current text does not specifies this at all. There should be a namespace
> document, too.

I have explicitly designated the following namespace URI:


I'm not sure who is responsible for setting up the namespace document, but
text from this section should be sufficient for the body of such a document.

> -----------
> Section 7.1
> In other words, I cannot dynamically assign rule sets to the dataset. For a
> user this looks like a serious restriction because that means that the dataset
> provider dictates the rule sets it has, rather than the user.
> Isn't it possible to say that the rdf:imports can also be part of the BGP and
> has, well, the same semantics of referring to a rule set?
> Actually, the same question applies to various OWL regimes, too. Can I have a
> [] owl:imports <...> in my BGP? Should we allow this?

Per the thread with you and Birte on this, I have not done anything since a
more fundamental change to the SPARQL syntax would be needed to facilitate
query-time specification of a ruleset to use (and this was ruled out early).

> -----------
> Section 7.1
> The text refers to http://www.w3.org/2007/rif-import-profile#Simple but that
> URI does not seem to exist. Do you mean
> http://www.w3.org/ns/entailment/Simple
> which is referred to from
> http://www.w3.org/TR/rif-rdf-owl/#Importing_RDF_and_OWL_in_RIF?

> -----------
> Section 7.2
> The rule set example uses
> <> rif-rdf:usesRuleset <... path to the above document ...> .
> shouldn't that be
> rif:imports
> instead?

> -----------
> I wonder whether it would be good adding some additional (informal) text in
> the RIF related text that makes it clear that, although we define the
> entailment regime only in terms of the RIF-Simple, it is possible to define
> RIF Core rule sets that describe RDFS and even OWL-RL. Ie, with suitable rule
> sets, this entailment is much more powerful than it looks at first. A
> reference to
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2010/WD-rif-owl-rl-20100511/
> and to ter Horst's paper (which, actually, still appears in the reference
> list) would be useful.

I've added a new section: 7.2 Custom Rulesets for Common Vocabulary
Interpretations (Informative) that discusses this.

-- Chime


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