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Re: New abstract for RDF Concepts

From: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2012 10:49:19 -0600
Cc: Peter F. Patel-Schneider <pfpschneider@gmail.com>, RDF Working Group WG <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <2243ECF2-649D-4962-A505-1D8BE914F0E0@ihmc.us>
To: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>
Thanks. So ignore my co-rantings on this point. 

Pat

On Nov 8, 2012, at 10:37 AM, Richard Cyganiak wrote:

> I've changed the sentence to:
> 
> [[
> RDF datasets are used to organize collections of RDF graphs, and comprise a default graph and zero or more named graphs.
> ]]
> 
> Best,
> Richard
> 
> 
> On 8 Nov 2012, at 14:25, Peter F. Patel-Schneider wrote:
> 
>> Much better would be:
>> 
>> RDF datasets comprise a default graph and zero or more named graphs.   The graph names, which are IRIs, can be used in RDF statements.
>> 
>> 
>> On 11/08/2012 08:32 AM, Richard Cyganiak wrote:
>>> Peter,
>>> 
>>> On 8 Nov 2012, at 06:45, Peter F. Patel-Schneider wrote:
>>>>> RDF datasets comprise a default graph and zero or more named graphs, and are used to to express metadata about RDF graphs,
>>>> How?
>>> By making statements about the graph name.
>> What does this have to do with the graph itself?
>>> 
>>>>> and to organize data by context.
>>>> How?
>> 
>> Ditto.
>>> By putting data with different context in different named graphs.
>>> 
>>>> As far as I can tell just about the only thing that the WG should say about RDF datasets is that they consist of a default graph and zero or more named graphs, and can be used to associate names with graphs.
>>> What is wrong with making factual statements about what they are actually used for?
>> 
>> In the primer, it might be acceptable to be so sloppy, but not, I think, in Concepts.
>>> 
>>>> If the WG calls out two questionable uses of RDF datasets, then it should also call out all the other, less-questionable uses. Who is volunteering to enumerate all of these?
>>> Well, how about you make a start by naming one?
>> 
>> provenance, merging, sourcing, for starters.
>>> 
>>> Best,
>>> Richard
>> 
>> peter
>> 
>> 
>> 
> 
> 
> 

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