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Re: Distributed querying on the semantic web

From: Hamish Harvey <david.harvey@bristol.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2004 15:21:14 +0100
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Message-Id: <200404231521.14694.david.harvey@bristol.ac.uk>

On Friday 23 April 2004 08:28, Phil Dawes wrote:
> Peter F. Patel-Schneider writes:
>  > In the absence of any indication to the
>  > contrary, it is generally a good idea to have some mechanism that
>  > provides a base mechanism for picking up information about terms. 
>  > However, why should there not be a mechanism (such as owl:imports) that
>  > can be used by the creator of a document to indicate where other
>  > information of terms used in the document, including information that
>  > could be deemed to provide `definitions' for terms in the document, can
>  > be found?
>
> Because a lot of the time there *isn't* a document!
>
> E.g. The information comes back as the result of a query against a
> remote RDF store. This is method used for obtaining RDF data in all of
> the semantic-web applications I've been involved in writing.

Do those RDF stores allow a query to be expressed as a GETable URI? So you 
could say

blah owl:imports <query URI> .

Cheers,
Hamish
Received on Friday, 23 April 2004 11:23:23 GMT

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