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Re: CSV-LD proposal

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 5 Feb 2014 11:59:39 +0100
Cc: W3C CSV on the Web Working Group <public-csv-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <D8F50DDA-E8AC-4489-BB22-F78A82D4EA9D@w3.org>
To: Gregg Kellogg <gregg@greggkellogg.net>
Hi Gregg,

On 04 Feb 2014, at 19:36 , Gregg Kellogg <gregg@greggkellogg.net> wrote:


>> 3. We have a mapping of the metadata to a JSON-LD @context file
>> I *think* that this covers your example, too. If the metadata correctly identifies
>> 	- doap_id as a primary key
>> 	- doap_id and foaf_id as @id-s in the JSON-LD sense (note that this is not the same as primary key!)
>> 	- foaf_name and doap_name as strings
> Yes, but this can't be done entirely using a JSON-LD context file, which is why my example used a frame. A frame is basically a context plus entity linking. This is what allows me to allocate doap_id to the outer object, and foaf_id to the inner object.
> For example, if I have the following:
> doap_id doap_name foaf_id foaf_name
> <rdf> "RDF" <gk> "Gregg"
> <rdf> "RDF" <arto> "Arto"
> I probably have in mind something like
> <rdf> doap:name "RDF"; doap:developer <gregg>, <arto> .
> <gregg> foaf:name "Gregg" .
> <arto> foaf:name "Arto" .
> It's the framing which allows me to do this (and insert the inferred doap:developer property).

I *think* I understand what you mean but... is this something we need to handle it this WG? What strikes me is that

- one can generate JSON-LD and/or RDF with the mechanisms we describe without any further ado
- there are tools that can transform JSON-LD into a more elaborate one (ie, framing), or transform RDF into a more elaborate one (SPIN, SPARQL Constructs, RDF/OWL reasoning engined). Jolly good, as the British say:-), good for us that we have those facilities, but do we have to specify those in this Working Group?


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