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Re: graph terminology

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2012 17:23:28 -0400
Message-ID: <502EB650.2050404@openlinksw.com>
To: public-rdf-wg@w3.org
On 8/17/12 4:33 PM, Thomas Baker wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 17, 2012 at 11:37:29AM -0400, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
>>>>> You have RDF data sources (datasets or triple collections)
>>>>> associated with RDF data source names (which can take the form of
>>>>> an IRI). How about that?
> ...
>>> +0.5 - the terms seem okay as long as there's a good story for the difference
>>> between a "data source" and a "dataset", and between a "dataset" and a "triple
>>> collection".
> ...
>> Yes.
>>
>> Data Source -- where you get the data from
>> Dataset -- an actual collection of triples.
>>
>> Thus, you can have a single Data Source Name associated with one or
>> more datasets; which can also be associated with one or more
>> triples.
> So a Data Source Name can "be associated with" either a collection of triples
> (Dataset or Triple Collection) or with individual triples?
Not individual triples. It could apply to individual quads. Which 
ultimately introduces a graph group identifier, which can still act as a 
Data Source Group Name.
>   Triples, either
> individually or in collections, can be said to have a (named) Data Source?

A Data Source Name can denote what might be generally perceived as a 
container (or a dataset) comprised of one or more triples. Same applies 
(as per statement above) to Data Source Group Names which can still pass 
as Data Source Names for short etc..

>
> Tom
>


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