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RE: I read a challenge. was, Re: [gofriends] GO ontology in OWL format

From: Booth, David (HP Software - Boston) <dbooth@hp.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2007 10:16:48 -0400
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To: "Alan Ruttenberg" <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>, <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
Cc: <markov@mpiz-koeln.mpg.de>, <groscurt@mpiz-koeln.mpg.de>, <schoof@mpiz-koeln.mpg.de>, "chris mungall" <cjm@fruitfly.org>

FYI, this paper and talk from Jim Melton of Oracle may be of interest:
In the paper he mentions:
SPARQL syntax makes virtually all join operations implicit, while SQL
syntax usually makes them explicit. A consequence of this design
decision is that the SQL expressions to answer typical questions that
will be asked against RDF collections tend to be much larger and
somewhat more difficult to create (correctly!) because of the need to
write explicit join operations and the requisite explicit join
conditions. Because typical questions asked of RDF involve several,
sometimes many, join operations, SPARQL provides a more compact notation
that is perhaps easier to get right with less debugging time spent.

David Booth, Ph.D.
HP Software
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