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RE: URIQA!

From: <Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com>
Date: Thu, 22 May 2003 10:36:04 +0300
Message-ID: <A03E60B17132A84F9B4BB5EEDE57957B01B90E20@trebe006.europe.nokia.com>
To: <Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com>, <leo@ist.org>, <piotr@ideanest.com>, <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>

> Constraining queries to concise bounded descriptions is a key to
> controlling infoglut for SW agents, where otherwise, a simple query
> can result in (potentially) thousands or tens of thousands or even
> more triples when all it ever wanted was a rdfs:label or an rdf:type.

Oh, and to clarify, the reason why the SW agent can't necessarily
simply ask explicitly for an rdfs:label or such is because it may
not be called that in the vocabularies employed by the server
and thus, the SW agent must obtain the concise bounded description
and, if possible, based on defined relations between ontologies,
infer the knowledge it needs in terms of the vocabulary it uses,
and the complete set of knowledge about the relationships between
ontologies may not reside on the server(s) from which it gets 
the descriptions of the resources -- especially with regards to
the local, possibly SW specific, vocabulary by which it guides
its own internal actions.

Cheers,

Patrick
Received on Thursday, 22 May 2003 03:36:28 GMT

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