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EARL Pointers into graphs?

From: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2011 00:30:03 +0200
Message-Id: <02E5026D-603E-4A0C-AA9B-AF45651AF79B@bblfish.net>
Cc: WebID XG <public-xg-webid@w3.org>
To: Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
Hi,

  At the WebID XG [1] we are using EARL [2] to test protocol implementations. In all of the test there is only one where we test the syntax of a document - the WebID Profile - and where this may have a syntactic error that we may need the Pointers-in-RDF10 [3] ontology for.

 Most of the test cases we really need to point into subgraphs of the graph that is the log:semantics of the returned Profile. Since the subgraph of interest could be serialised anywhere in the document, it does not make sense to try to point into the document to positions where those triples were encoded: it would be extremely difficult to do, and the value would be very low.

  So what we need is a way to point into subgraphs of a document. One way we were thinking of doing this is by naming graphs indirectly via a literal, so for example by  

_:b1  owl:sameAs """ 
        @prefix rsa: <http://www.w3.org/ns/auth/rsa#> .
        @prefix cert: <http://www.w3.org/ns/auth/cert#> .
                     
       []    a  rsa:RSAPublicKey ;
          cert:identity <http://bblfish.net/people/henry/card#me> ;
          rsa:modulus  \"\"\"
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cert:hex ;
          rsa:public_exponent \"65537\"^^cert:decimal .
"""^^<http://purl.org/NET/mediatypes/text/turtle> .

This gives us a turtle literal named _:b1 that we can then refer to, in a test case such as the following for example

[]    a   earl:Assertion ;
     earl:result [ a earl:TestResult ;
                dc:description "Found one Modulus" ;
                earl:outcome earl:passed;
                earl:pointer _:b1 ;
              ] ;
      earl:subject _:b1 ;
      earl:test wit:pubkeyRSAExponentFunctional .

( this test tests that the exponent is correctly a owl:functional relation )

In fact in this case it's not so clear what the subject and what the pointer should be. We are trying to work this out. But in any case it seems that we would like to point into a subgraph, rather than into a document.

Any guidance here from people who have done this before?

Henry




[1] http://webid.info/
    http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/webid/wiki/Main_Page
[2] http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/earl
[3] http://www.w3.org/TR/Pointers-in-RDF10/

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