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Re: definitions of queries vs. rules

From: <jos.deroo.jd@belgium.agfa.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2001 21:55:00 +0100
To: eric@w3.org
Cc: www-rdf-rules@w3.org
Message-Id: <OFAD720877.86656310-ON41256AC0.0071A399@bayer-ag.com>

Hi Eric,

> In the charter terms [1], I make the bold statement that rules are
> composed of queries and assertions. This is intended to clarify why
> both communities have been inducted into the same list. In
> implementing algae [2], I used the variables bindings from a query to
> compose assertions. Does this match the experience of others?

I think it does make sense
In our experience we see it somehow as

         -> F(act)              # a fact
P(remis) -> C(onclusion)        # a rule
Q(uery)  ->                     # a query

so P and Q are actually on equal feet

> [1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-rdf-rules/#terms
> [2] http://www.w3.org/1999/02/26-modules/User/Algae-HOWTO

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Jos De Roo, AGFA http://www.agfa.com/w3c/jdroo/
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