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RE: a bnode URI scheme?!

From: Geoff Chappell <geoff@sover.net>
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2004 19:52:08 -0500
To: "'Adam Souzis'" <adam-l@souzis.com>
Cc: <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Message-ID: <008001c40895$6a7fb480$21af72d8@gsclaptop>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-rdf-interest-request@w3.org [mailto:www-rdf-interest-
> request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Adam Souzis
> Sent: Friday, March 12, 2004 5:51 PM
> To: Jeremy Carroll
> Cc: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
> Subject: Re: a bnode URI scheme?!
> Jeremy Carroll wrote:
> > As far as I am aware there is no software available for Jena that
> > permits you to automatically trim G to G'.
> does anyone know of any RDF software that does this (remove redundant
> nodes, aka find lean sub-graph)?

RDF Gateway has a merge method on its datasource object that allows you
to merge one set of triples with another, removing redundant triples in
the process. For method docs w/example see:


It's intended to deal with the problem you describe below, more than it
is to reduce a graph to lean form.
> A use-case where this is needed is the versioning of rdf models -- as
> model changes over time and a version control system merges the
> in, bNodes will proliferate (in particular list bNodes created by
> parseType="collection" ). I'm actually encountering this issue right
> with Rhizome, my content management system that treats everything as
> (rx4rdf.sf.net).
> -- adam

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