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RE: SeRQL an RDF rule language: scoping Rules vs Query in W3C work

From: Wagner, G.R. <G.R.Wagner@tm.tue.nl>
Date: Tue, 4 Nov 2003 18:53:14 +0100
Message-ID: <D0D13B0440FC1F4995BC4CD7F84A3A421648DC@tmex2.campus.tue.nl>
To: "Geoff Chappell" <geoff@sover.net>, "Dan Brickley" <danbri@w3.org>, <www-rdf-rules@w3.org>

> It's probably hard to get away from the fact that the body of a rule
> will likely look like a query

That's exactly the connection between queries and rules: a 
logical formula (with free variables), no matter in which
language it is expressed (OCL, Prolog, RDF, OWL, etc), may 
play both the role of a query body (without result 
presentation/structuring) and the role of a derivation 
rule antecedent.


Gerd Wagner  
Dep. Information & Technology 
Eindhoven University of Technology  
Email: G.Wagner@tm.tue.nl 
Phone: (+31 40) 247 26 17  
Fax: (+31 40) 247 26 12
Received on Tuesday, 4 November 2003 12:56:23 UTC

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