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Re: Signalling entailment in queries

From: Kendall Clark <kendall@clarkparsia.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2010 14:38:35 -0400
Message-ID: <AANLkTimgGT9kHcBkLg_kMwPQUseqSJvPs3UmHwGYBprP@mail.gmail.com>
To: Andy Seaborne <andy.seaborne@talis.com>
Cc: SPARQL Working Group <public-rdf-dawg@w3.org>
On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 2:27 PM, Andy Seaborne <andy.seaborne@talis.com> wrote:

> The other area I have a problem with is the notion that it's just
> entailment.  Entailment (or rules) is just one process that can be applied
> on loading.  I don't see a clear dividing line with client-supplied rules
> (i.e. inline premises), graph building, or data cleaning and mangling stages
> and ETL.

Indeed. We could make a very long list of other stuff people want to
do to RDF data.

The only relevant difference re: reasoning is that W3C has a bunch of
prior work defining precisely reasoning kinds and giving them URLs,
etc. That makes it at least possible to do something w/ reasoning
that's much harder to do w/ all that other stuff -- today.

That said, this whole area still seems to me like scope creep: we
should finish this WG up sooner than later so we can declare victory
and get back to building more stuff.


PS--As a practical issue, SPARQL needs to finish IMO before any future
RDF WG gets started, since a goodly # of people here are conceivable
workers over there and there are still only 24 hrs in each day...
Received on Wednesday, 21 July 2010 18:39:27 UTC

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