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Re: RDF Reification

From: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>
Date: Mon, 10 May 2010 11:40:54 -0400
To: Nuno Luz <nuno.maluz@gmail.com>
Cc: semantic-web@w3.org
Message-ID: <1273506054.3264.14975.camel@dbooth-laptop>
On Mon, 2010-05-10 at 02:32 +0100, Nuno Luz wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I am currently implementing a triple store and RDF reification seems
> to be just the thing i need right now. The problem is that i read that
> it's bad practice. I haven't found much information about why it's bad
> practice, so i was wondering if you could enlighten me a bit on the
> matter :-)
> 
> Since i need to have trust values for friendship relations i thought
> of creating a class that represents the statement, like Friendship,
> but it just seems the same as reification. Besides, SPARQL queries
> become really ugly.
> 
> I am still new in the area so i appreciate any help and hints you can
> give.

Try named graphs.  They are a much better approach:
http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.59.4871&rep=rep1&type=pdf


-- 
David Booth, Ph.D.
Cleveland Clinic (contractor)

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