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Re: RDF Reification

From: Jeremy Carroll <jeremy@topquadrant.com>
Date: Mon, 10 May 2010 10:19:52 -0700
Message-ID: <4BE84038.3020009@topquadrant.com>
To: Nuno Luz <nuno.maluz@gmail.com>
CC: semantic-web@w3.org
Nuno Luz wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I am currently implementing a triple store and RDF reification

In my view these are two unrelated concepts.

RDF reification is a vocabulary for describing RDF statements ... yes 
you can store such reified statements as four triples in a triple store, 
but that is precisely like storing any other four triples in your triple 
store.

Other approach lead, in my view, to excessive complication - essentially 
optimizing a not very interesting special case.

It may be interesting to implement a triple store as a object store, in 
which certain resources are known to usually come with various 
properties. This approach might lead to support for reified triples at 
the storage level .... however it is very hard to get this right (what 
do you do if the cardinalities are not what you expect etc etc?). To me, 
your time is better spent optimizing triple storage and ignoring 'objects'

Jeremy
Received on Monday, 10 May 2010 17:20:28 UTC

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