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Re: Managing Co-reference (Was: A Semantic Elephant?)

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Wed, 14 May 2008 21:41:40 -0400
Message-ID: <482B94D4.4080605@openlinksw.com>
To: Kendall Grant Clark <kendall@clarkparsia.com>
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Kendall Grant Clark wrote:
> Excerpts from Kingsley Idehen's message of Wed May 14 16:08:39 -0400 2008:
>> Okay, the JDBC bit is good, and we can easily test Owlgres against 
>> Virtuoso JDBC.  But of course, we end up with the obvious question: Why 
>> are we using JDBC to talk to a DBMS engine equipped with a Quad Store? 
> I don't know, Kingsley, why are you doing that? 
I am not doing that.

My point was, you referred to JDBC which lead to my comment.

Look, we are going round in circles here.

I simply wanted to know why your application was DBMS specific.
> We're *not* doing that
> presently, so it's not a super interesting question for *us*. YMMV.
>> We've been through this re. recent work relating to new Model Providers 
>> for Sesame, Jena, and Redland (all of which offer SQL DBMS and Graph 
>> Model persistence  APIs).
> Okay, I guess I'm just not clever enough to realize what anything you all have
> been doing with those systems has anything to do with what we're doing?

I think you are. But I guess I could have been clearer.

I simply wanted you to clarify the APIs (SQL or RDF) that you are using 
in your app so I can actually assess your response to Orri's post about 
Virtuoso, and even better, correlate all of this with the ping I 
received from Alan about Owlgres etc..

Anyway, I think we can close this whole thread. I can find get these 
answers for myself once I have time to look at little closer at what 
you've implemented.

>>  I am trying to determine if  we've ended up with  two things that are 
>> artificially disconnected :-)
> Only under a robust, extensive set of assumptions that I guarantee "we" do not
> share. :>
> Cheers,
> Kendall



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