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Re: yet another strawman, was Re: generic XML to RDF triple mappi ng

From: Jonathan Borden <jborden@mediaone.net>
Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2000 16:27:30 -0400
Message-ID: <04c701c019d3$388ef260$0a2e249b@Synapse>
To: "James Tauber" <JTauber@bowstreet.com>, <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
James Tauber wrote:

>
> So the mapping rule is (roughly)
>
> when you hit a
>
> rdf:Description[@about]/*[@rdf:resource]
>
> then add the triple
>
> ../@about , name() , @rdf:resource
>
> This looks a lot more like XSLT than anything else to me.
>
> I believe that most of the syntax of the RDF M&S could be expressed in
> similar fashion and FURTHERMORE that all the XML documents I have that are
> RDF-like but not quite (because they use ref instead of rdf:resource, for
> example) could be mapped to triples just as easily.

Isn't this the essence of the RDF simplications (Sergey Melnik & TimBL)?
Sergey proposes that any element that doesn't contain an "rdf:instance"
attribute becomes a Property.

Jonathan Borden
The Open Healthcare Group
http://www.openhealth.org
Received on Friday, 8 September 2000 16:37:47 GMT

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