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Re: Innovation, community and queries

From: Thomas B. Passin <tpassin@comcast.net>
Date: Thu, 23 May 2002 20:41:04 -0400
To: RDF Interest <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
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[Patrick Stickler]

> On 2002-05-23 9:03, "ext Thomas B. Passin" <tpassin@comcast.net> wrote:
>
>
> > I think of stereotyped structures of statements like these as idioms.
There
> > will be a great many idioms, and applications may well be specialized
for
> > specific ones.  A reified statement could be considered a kind of simple
> > idiom.
> >
> > A query language will be needed that can effectively work with idioms.
> > Simple idioms, with little depth, can be handled already by some query
> > langaguages (I think, but haven't tried any of them), but I think more
> > support for stereotyped structures will be necessary.
>
>
> Such a QL could support idioms of arbitrary depth, where
> the query is simply a template to match against the RDF graph.
>

You see it too - matching against templates of varying degrees of
flexibility (graph regular expressions?).  In fact, you could look at Topic
Maps (translated into RDF) as just such an idiom.

> And folks who already know RDF can easily learn and use the
> ontology to express such queries without having to learn
> yet-another-language -- not to mention the benefits of being
> able to use RDF and XML tools to express/view their queries.
>

Cheers,

Tom P
Received on Thursday, 23 May 2002 20:40:37 GMT

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