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Re: A use case for graph literals: Schemapedia (ISSUE-5)

From: Steve Harris <steve.harris@garlik.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2011 14:33:46 +0100
Cc: RDF Working Group WG <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>, Ian Davis <me@iandavis.com>
Message-Id: <0AC19598-F530-4AEC-BAC3-6A221AD74A3A@garlik.com>
To: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>
I'm not sure in this situation you'd want example fragments to be handled as a named graph type of first class object, but maybe I'm missing the use-case.

Suppose I write

<some-schema> a :Schema ;
              :example "@prefix some: <http://some.schema.example> .\n<bob> some:has <Thing> .\n" .

Do I want those example triples to be accessible for e.g. in SPARQL queries? Or do I just want a convenient datatype to stash the literal text in RDF?

- Steve

On 2011-04-08, at 11:32, Richard Cyganiak wrote:

> I just had a conversation with Ian Davis on Twitter that yielded a use case for defining datatype IRIs for graph literals. I thought I'd share it as input into ISSUE-5 [1].
> He uses Turtle snippets as literals in SchemaPedia [2]. SchemaPedia is a site that helps find RDF vocabularies, and it lists example usage snippets for the vocabularies. The site's back-end is RDF-based. Turtle literals are used to store the examples, as well as change events when examples are modified. See [3] for a typical change event.
> Currently Ian uses plain literals, because no datatype was readily available.
> The idea of abusing Ivan's format URIs from [4] came up.
> Best,
> Richard
> [1] http://www.w3.org/2011/rdf-wg/track/issues/5
> [2] http://schemapedia.com/
> [3] http://api.talis.com/stores/openvocab/meta?about=http://open.vocab.org/changes/f07ca76699a536dd38b5cbbbe1ba181d&output=rdf
> [4] http://www.w3.org/ns/formats/

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