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RE: why query languages and RDF data have syntaxes?

From: Libby Miller <Libby.Miller@bristol.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 2 Dec 2002 17:06:31 +0000 (GMT)
To: Graham Klyne <GK@NineByNine.org>
cc: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>, "'www-rdf-interest@w3.org'" <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.44.0212021701460.9614-100000@mail.ilrt.bris.ac.uk>

On Sun, 1 Dec 2002, Graham Klyne wrote:

> FWIW, I think it's too soon to be trying to eliminate diversity in
> ("standardize") RDF queries.  In practice, I think the various query
> approaches can be mapped reasonably easily, so I don't think different
> queries create unbridgeable islands.  My own query mechanism ends up
> reducing to an SQL-ish kind of approach.

I'd agree with this Graham - there's a lot of similarity between
many of the languages. Dan Brickley had some conversion scripts between
squish and Algae for example (the nearest I can find is this:

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