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Model, Syntax, API, Query... discussion documents

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 6 Sep 2000 15:46:33 -0400 (EDT)
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0009061250060.10340-100000@tux.w3.org>


While I try to keep track of a whole lot of interesting RDF stuff at
http://www.w3.org/RDF/ I'm concerned that documents and proposals for the
RDF Interest Group itself may be obscured somewhat.

Risking some redundancy, I've created a 'Discussion Docs' section of the 
RDF *Interest Group* home page at http://www.w3.org/RDF/Interest/#docs

I've grouped these (semi-arbitrarily) in sections: Spec Related, RDF
APIs, Model, Syntax, Services/Query  (see below). The initial
set of links are those I'm myself most familar with. I'm well aware there are
omissions though - let me or the list know if you've a URL you'd like
listing under 'RDF Interest Group, Discussion docs'.  Advance apologies
for any obvious ommissions...

Re the issues list, have incorporated two of Graham's and noted the
others in the CVS log which serves as a todo list. Keep them coming :-)



Excerpt from http://www.w3.org/RDF/Interest/#docs


   The [17]RDF home page tracks most RDF developments. Here we list a few
   documents and proposals circulated in particular to the RDF IG

     [17] http://slow1.w3.org/RDF/

   While the RDF Interest Group is free to explore any topics and
   concerns, the conclusions of the [18]Cambridge Communiqu may help
   guide discussion:

     [18] http://slow1.w3.org/TR/1999/NOTE-schema-arch-19991007

     * 8. A new simplified XML transfer syntax for RDF and an API for
       accessing RDF data models should be produced. The RDF 1.0 transfer
       syntax remains a W3C Recommendation and applications are free to
       continue to use it.


     * [19]RDF Interest Group - Issue Tracking ([20]announcement)

     [19] http://www.w3.org/2000/03/rdf-tracking/

    RDF APIs

   There has been a lot of discussion and implementation around the topic
   of RDF APIs. Some key references are...
     * RADIX, [21]A proposal for an RDF API, Ron Daniel (June 1999)
     * [22]RADIX RDF API revisited (Nov 1999 overview)
     * An [23]RDF API Draft from Sergey Melnik, Stanford databases group,
       submitted for discussion and collective development to
     * [24]Mozilla RDF: [25]architecture and API design, [26]FAQ,
       [27]overview and [28]XPCOM-IDL interfaces.
     * [29]Summary of RDF API discussions, Peter Hannappel
     * [30]Jena, a Java API for RDF
     * [31]Redland, includes a proposal for a C API

     [21] http://www.mailbase.ac.uk/lists/rdf-dev/1999-06/0002.html
     [22] http://www.mailbase.ac.uk/lists/rdf-dev/1999-11/0002.html
     [23] http://www-db.stanford.edu/~melnik/rdf/api.html
     [24] http://www.mozilla.org/rdf/doc/
     [25] http://www.mozilla.org/rdf/back-end-architecture.html
     [26] http://www.mozilla.org/rdf/doc/faq.html
     [27] http://www.mozilla.org/rdf/doc/api.html
     [28] http://lxr.mozilla.org/mozilla/source/rdf/base/idl/
     [29] http://nestroy.wi-inf.uni-essen.de/rdf/sum_rdf_api/
     [30] http://www.w3.org/RDF/#link-jena
     [31] http://www.w3.org/RDF/#link-redland

    RDF Model

     * [32]A Logical Interpretation of RDF, Wolfram Conen and Reinhold
       Klapsing. [33]posted Sat, Aug 26 2000
     * [34]Contexts for RDF Information Modeling, Graham Klyne.
       [35]posted Tue, Sep 05 2000.

     [34] http://public.research.mimesweeper.com/RDF/RDFContexts.html

    RDF Syntax

     * [36]A strawman Unstriped syntax for RDF in XML, Tim Berners-Lee
     * [37]Simplified Syntax for RDF, Sergey Melnik.
     * [38]Research notebook on edge-labelled graphs in XML, Dan Brickley

     [36] http://slow1.w3.org/DesignIssues/Syntax.html
     [37] http://www-db.stanford.edu/~melnik/rdf/syntax.html
     [38] http://slow1.w3.org/2000/09/XGraph

    Services and Query languages

   [39]QL'98 position papers on RDF query:
     * [40]RDF Query Specification, Ashok Malhotra, Neel Sundaresan (IBM)
     * [41]Enabling Inferencing, R.V. Guha (Netscape), Ora Lassila
       (Nokia), Eric Miller (OCLC), Dan Brickley (Bristol).
     * [42]Query + Metadata + Logic = Metalog, Massimo Marchiori, Janne
       Saarela (W3C). See also [43]metalog implementation

     [39] http://www.w3.org/TandS/QL/QL98/pp.html
     [40] http://www.w3.org/TandS/QL/QL98/pp/rdfquery.html
     [41] http://www.w3.org/TandS/QL/QL98/pp/enabling.html
     [42] http://www.w3.org/TandS/QL/QL98/pp/metalog.html
     [43] http://slow1.w3.org/RDF/Metalog/

   Migrating [44]PICS label bureau to RDF:
     * [45]RDF Description Services (23rd Nov 1999)

     [44] http://slow1.w3.org/PICS/
     [45] http://www.w3.org/1999/11/02-RDFServices/
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