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Metadata in CORE (was Re: [Admin] Agenda for RIF telecon May 8)

From: Gary Hallmark <gary.hallmark@oracle.com>
Date: Wed, 09 May 2007 11:26:12 -0700
Message-ID: <46421244.9030401@oracle.com>
To: RIF WG <public-rif-wg@w3.org>

-1 for RDF.  My rules product supports Java data and XML data but not 
RDF data.  In fact, we don't have any RDF capability in the "tech stack" 
for Oracle Business Rules  (although there are other Oracle products 
that do).  Mandating RDF in Core will raise the implementation cost of 
RIF translators for existing rule systems that otherwise do not use RDF 
to unacceptably high levels. 
I very much favor having meta-data.  We should have a small set of 
standard properties like ruleset name, rule name, 
modification/translation history, etc. and allow additional 
(non-standard) properties as well.  This should be specified using the 
same abstract syntax notation used in the Core and should end up as both 
a human readable syntax and more importantly as part of the Core XML schema.

Dave Reynolds wrote:

>
> Christian de Sainte Marie wrote:
>
>> - Meta-data: how to satisfy the "meta-data" requirement in RIF Core?
>>   * Open meta-data field? Each dialect defines a closed set of 
>> meta-data fields? RDF? Others?
>
>
> Just a suggestion, but perhaps when new topics like this are going to 
> be tabled it might be worth having a few days notice so people can 
> prepare.
>
> By way of background I proposed use of RDF for this (now there's a 
> surprise :-)) some time ago:
>   http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-rif-wg/2006Sep/0077.html
>
> Then used that suggestion as the syntax in the worked example for Use 
> Case 8:
>   http://www.w3.org/2005/rules/wg/wiki/UC8_Worked_Example
>
> Then showed how this could be applied to relevant, open ended, 
> metadata annotations:
>    http://www.w3.org/2005/rules/wg/wiki/Arch/Data_Sets
>
> Dave


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