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Bi-directional mapping (RDF2RDB)

From: Sören Auer <auer@informatik.uni-leipzig.de>
Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2009 09:38:52 -0500
Message-ID: <4968B2FC.5010103@informatik.uni-leipzig.de>
To: public-xg-rdb2rdf <public-xg-rdb2rdf@w3.org>

Hi all,

as much as I remember we did so far only discuss the mapping from RDB to 
RDF. In certain settings it might, however, also make sense to be able 
to update the RDB using SPARUL [1]. This might of course be pretty 
difficult and not even possible in the general case. In the DB community 
there is quite some work about updateable views and some DBMS even 
support them - if our mapping would be able to distinguish between 
mappings which represent updateable views and those which don't we would 
get (partial) updateability for free.
Maybe this is to much to be discussed now in the XG or to be added as a 
requirement to the recommendation (or shall we?) - but probably worth 
keeping in mind once a WG was chartered.

Have a nice weekend everybody,


[1] http://jena.hpl.hp.com/~afs/SPARQL-Update.html
Received on Saturday, 10 January 2009 14:39:41 UTC

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