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Re: dataset semantics

From: Lee Feigenbaum <lee@thefigtrees.net>
Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2011 13:36:21 -0500
Message-ID: <4EEF8425.2050607@thefigtrees.net>
To: Antoine Zimmermann <antoine.zimmermann@emse.fr>
CC: public-rdf-wg@w3.org
On 12/19/2011 5:33 AM, Antoine Zimmermann wrote:
> As I hope people won't be publishing datasets, there really isn't any
> problem with this. Really, we have to preserve the triple format as the
> standard way of publishing data on the Web. Datasets should only be an
> exchange format and data model for systems that manage data.

This seems like a fine point of view to me.

> If we ever see the emergence of datasets as the dominant way of
> publishing data online, then we face the problem of having to
> compartiment datasets from different sources, and go for N-Quints and
> define Dataset-sets and reiterate all the hard work of this WG later.
>
> Once you acknowledge this, you understand that the "named" graphs inside
> the datasets are just saying "there is an RDF graph containing those
> triples, it is labelled with this 'name' and we don't care whether it is
> asserted or not". Do we care whether a relational table is "asserting"
> something in a database?

Yup, this matches how we use named graphs.

Lee

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