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Re: RDF-ISSUE-110 (g-box): A proper term for the concept formerly known as “g-box”? [RDF Concepts]

From: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>
Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2012 12:33:58 +0000
Cc: public-rdf-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <E008EC75-B565-4373-A5D7-1CF2D4AD2E3A@cyganiak.de>
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
On 9 Nov 2012, at 12:09, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
> At this juncture is there agreement about the following:
> 
> 1. g-box -- an RDF document (purpose: denotes RDF source)

There are mutable containers/sources of RDF that are not document-like, so I don't think that RDF Document is a great choice of term here. “Document” has many many connotations that don't apply here.

> 2. g-text -- graph representation syntax

RDF Concepts never talks about g-texts.

> 3. g-snap -- graph instance.

Formally, “RDF graph”. Given that RDF graphs are abstract mathematical concepts, it's probably fair enough to call the particular one that you just loaded into your system an “RDF graph instance”, although I don't see what that adds over the simpler term.

> So we access RDF documents at an address, transform content, and then work with graph instances.

*Some* g-boxes are RDF documents that can be accessed at an address. Others aren't, for example the “slots” in a graph store.

Best,
Richard




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> Kingsley
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>>> --AZ
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>>> Le 09/11/2012 11:34, RDF Working Group Issue Tracker a écrit :
>>>> RDF-ISSUE-110 (g-box): A proper term for the concept formerly known as “g-box”? [RDF Concepts]
>>>> 
>>>> http://www.w3.org/2011/rdf-wg/track/issues/110
>>>> 
>>>> Raised by: Richard Cyganiak
>>>> On product: RDF Concepts
>>>> 
>>>> The concept that we call “g-box” is extremely useful in explaining how RDF works in the real world, and I plan to use it *informatively* in the Introduction of RDF Concepts.
>>>> 
>>>> Should the term in the text be “g-box”, or do we slap some other label on that concept?
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>>>> The text is here:
>>>> http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/rdf/raw-file/default/rdf-concepts/index.html#change-over-time
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