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Re: SWIG F2F during W3C TPAC week, Oct 20/21 (Cannes, France)

From: Peter F. Patel-Schneider <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
Date: Mon, 01 Sep 2008 07:58:48 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <20080901.075848.172159091.pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
To: michael.hausenblas@joanneum.at
Cc: danbri@danbri.org, semantic-web@w3.org, ivan@w3.org, parcher@fosi.org

From: "Hausenblas, Michael" <michael.hausenblas@joanneum.at>
Subject: RE: SWIG F2F during W3C TPAC week, Oct 20/21 (Cannes, France)
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2008 13:12:14 +0200

> Peter,
> 
> >I would be very interested in reading a full specification of 
> >N3.  Could you point me to one?
> 
> Dunno, is http://www.w3.org/TeamSubmission/n3/ 'full' enough?
> 
> Cheers,
> 	Michael


In a word, "non".  In two words, ....  (You probably don't want to know.)

Can I take that document and reliably implement N3?  Perhaps I could
implement a tool that takes an N3 document and produces a related RDF
graph although I'm doubtful of even that.  However, I believe that there
is no chance that I (or anyone else) could use solely that document to
implement reliable reasoning in N3 or to develop a formal meaning for
N3.

I produced a longer review of the document soon after it came out. The
reivew is available at
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/semantic-web/2008Jan/0121.html

Peter F. Patel-Schneider
Bell Labs Research
Received on Monday, 1 September 2008 11:59:39 GMT

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