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Re: Relevant Technologies Document: Application Profiles

From: Kevin Smathers <kevin.smathers@hp.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2003 10:05:55 -0700
Message-ID: <3EF73373.3010508@hp.com>
To: "Butler, Mark" <Mark_Butler@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Cc: www-rdf-dspace@w3.org

I've been thinking more in terms of Object-Relational mapping.  The 
transition from OO design space to expression in RDF has strong 
similarities in my mind to the object relational mappings used to 
populate a relational database.  The existing namespaces are analogous 
to existing tables that we are trying to reuse, and many of the same 
tools could be applied to transforming the object relationships into the 
well-known relationships of the referenced schemas. Is that kind of 
mapping an appropriate use of the term 'application profile'?

Butler, Mark wrote:

>Hi team,
>I have a suggestion for the Relevant Technologies document, I think we need
>to introduce the term "application profiles". 
>See slide 9 of
>What are application profiles? 
>- Application Profiles are schemas which consist of data elements from one
>or more namespaces, combined together by implementors, and optimized for a
>particular local application (Heery / Patel 2000, [1], [2])
>What do they do?
>- Express combining and refining of standards to suit your project
>[1] http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue25/app-profiles/
>[2] http://www.dlib.org/dlib/april02/weibel/04weibel.html
>Dr Mark H. Butler
>Research Scientist                HP Labs Bristol
>Internet: http://www-uk.hpl.hp.com/people/marbut/

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