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Re: Structuring the problem space

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2001 17:04:05 -0500
Message-ID: <3B27E355.38CEC736@w3.org>
To: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
CC: rdf core <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
Brian McBride wrote:
> If you know of a previously posted suggestion for a partitioning, or have
> one you'd like to propose, please can post (a pointer to) it to the list.

	-- primer/tutorial/examples, incl intro to URIs, XML, namespaces
		-- perhaps an extended primer, including
		suggesions on how to do n-ary stuff,
		things versus their names, etc.

		materials to draw from include [1,2,3]

	-- Abstract syntax (i.e. what's common between
		RDF/xml and n-triples)

	-- existential/conjunctive semantics
		-- <rdf:Description><dc:title>xyz</dc:title></>
		means "there exists something with title 'xyz'"

		cf [2]
		and n-triples2kif.pl

	-- RDF/xml syntax: bare bones plus
		abbreviations: typednodes, attribute/element stuff, etc.
		specified using XSLT and/or XML Schema

	-- literals and datatypes
		xml:lang, parseType="Literal"
		(eventually: XML Schema datatypes)

	-- schema:
		-- housekeeping: label, comment, isDefinedBy, ...
		-- inference: type, subClassOf, subPropertyOf,
			domain, range, ...

	-- collections (for what they're worth ;-)

	-- reification (there be dragons ;-)
		ID on propElt, aboutEach, bagID

	-- rules.
		er. ahem. getting ahead of myself a bit ;-)

[1] Primer: Getting into RDF & Semantic Web using N3

[2] On Information Factoring in Dublin Metadata Records
 posted by DanC at 2001-06-04 19:41

     DanC: by C. M. Sperberg-McQueen 17 April 1996
     DanC: on the interpretation of metadata descriptions
     as existentially quantified conjunctions.

[3] Annotated DAML+OIL (March 2001) Ontology Markup

Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
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