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Review: SPARQL 1.1 Entailment Regimes

From: Pan, Dr Jeff Z. <jeff.z.pan@abdn.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2011 07:16:52 +0100
To: "public-rdf-dawg@w3.org" <public-rdf-dawg@w3.org>
CC: Birte Glimm <birte.glimm@comlab.ox.ac.uk>, "Zhao, Yuting" <yuting.zhao@abdn.ac.uk>
Message-ID: <C9C07264.142B6%jeff.z.pan@abdn.ac.uk>
Overall: Due to very short notice, we  were only able to give a brief review. In short, the specification has good quality in general and still has room for improving its presentation:

 *   Abstract:
    *   "SPARQL is a query language ": shouldn't SPARQL be both a query language and a protocol?
    *   "It is desirable to utilize SPARQL as a query language in these cases ": given the importance of RDF and OWL in the Semantic Web, we propose to replace "desirable" to "necessary".
    *   "  standard entailment relations in the semantic web such as RDF entailment, RDFS entailment, etc. are defined in this document": Are the definitions different from those in the RDF and OWL specifications? If so, we need to summarise the differences somewhere in this specification.
 *   Inconsistent graph:
    *   Inconsistency is not defined formally in the specification. The terms "inconsistency" and "inconsistent graph" are first used in Sec 1.3, without formal definitions.
    *   Due to the nature of the Web, the handling of inconsistent graph is a key issue in this specification. It might be useful for readers if a future version of this specification  includes a sub-section as a single entrance point on inconsistent graphs.
 *   Diagrams: some diagrams might be useful to illustrate some abstract ideas in the following sections:
    *   1.2 Effects of Different Entailment Regimes
    *   2.1 Blank Nodes in the Queried Graph


Jeff Pan and Yuting Zhao

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