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RE: relational data as a bona fide member of the SM

From: Sampo Syreeni <decoy@iki.fi>
Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2011 21:00:50 +0200 (EET)
To: "Young,Jeff (OR)" <jyoung@oclc.org>
cc: Semantic Web List <semantic-web@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1111072055450.12602@lakka.kapsi.fi>
On 2011-11-03, Young,Jeff (OR) wrote:

> Check out http://www4.wiwiss.fu-berlin.de/bizer/d2rq/ and 
> http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/rdb2rdf/.

Thanks for the links, I will check them out again, just to be sure. But 
at least for now, I see them as a form of reification of 2+ arity data 
into RDF, whereas what I've been wondering about is the lack of 
fundamentally n-ary formats, where RDF's named binary (ternary?) one is 
just a special case. I mean, everybody who's ever done real work must 
already understand the basic problem with binary, named relations: they 
simply make your query and update language nasty, and also subliminally 
guide you to use substandard physical storage organization.
Sampo Syreeni, aka decoy - decoy@iki.fi, http://decoy.iki.fi/front
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