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Fwd: Nokia's comments on RDF Query Charter (v1.21)

From: Patrick Stickler <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2003 11:43:50 +0200
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
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> From: "Barstow Art (NMP-MSW/Boston)" <Art.Barstow@nokia.com>
> Date: Wed Nov 26, 2003  19:03:03 Europe/Helsinki
> To: <www-rdf-rules@w3.org>
> Cc: "Stickler Patrick (NMP-MSW/Tampere)" <Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com>
> Subject: Nokia's comments on RDF Query Charter (v1.21)
>
> Regarding the discussion draft of an RDF Query WG Charter [1] we
> would like to express our keen interest in this initiative and our
> intention to participate actively in this work.
>
> With regards to the current state of the proposed charter, and the
> process of its completion, we have some specific comments and
> suggestions.
>
> 1. We feel that the charter should be grounded upon well
>     defined use cases, and that requirements be motivated
>     directly by those use cases.
>
> 2. The use cases defined by the charter should be illustrated by
>     test cases consisting of pairs of RDF graphs constituting the
>     knowledge base being queried and the results of the query (it
>     is also expected that additional test cases will be created during
>     the course of the working group's activities to clarify particular
>     details of the specification).
>
> 3. Work on specification of a query language and model theory should
>     not begin until the use cases and requirements are defined and
>     agreed upon.  [See below.]
>
> 4. The charter should be very clear on the deliverables, and make no
>     reference to optional or possible deliverables, and the working
>     group should limit its activities to the deliverables defined in
>     the charter.
>
> 5. The working group should focus its attention on knowledge discovery
>     (client initiated requests to RDF-aware knowledge servers) and 
> defer
>     to future work broader issues relating to knowledge management,
>     submission of knowledge from client to server, distributed query
>     execution, rules, contexts, models, named graphs, trust, etc.
>
> In working towards the completion of a charter for an RDF Query working
> group, we feel the following would be a reasonable approach, and one in
> which we are interested in participating:
>
> 1. Form an "informal" interest group immediately to focus on (a) the
>     definition of key use cases and their accompanying test cases, and
>     (b) a literature search and implementation survey.
>
> 2. Hold a workshop, during which the final use cases are selected, key
>     requirements are identified, and the deliverables to be produced
>     by the working group are agreed upon.
>
> 3. Propose a charter based on the results of the workshop; namely a use
>     case document, a requirements document, and a list of deliverables.
>
> We hope that the above comments and suggestions will be found useful,
> and we look forward to seeing this initiative progress swiftly.
>
> Regards,
>
> Art Barstow
> Nokia's representative to the W3C's Advisory Committee
> ---
>
> [1] http://www.w3.org/2003/10/RDF-Query-Charter
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