Re: Role of SPARQL

Is this something we can resolve without knowing which technology we are 
going to use though?
Arnaud  Le Hors - Senior Technical Staff Member, Open Web Standards - IBM 
Software Group

From:   Holger Knublauch <>
Date:   11/20/2014 03:22 PM
Subject:        Role of SPARQL

I think we should raise an issue to determine the role of SPARQL in this 
stack. One of the reasons why I believe this is an important direction 
is that it will impact ISSUE-1 (inferencing). For example, see the 
unresolved feature request brought to our attention by Axel:

The interaction is that if SPARQL (in general) had a syntax to specify 
entailment regimes, and Shapes are based on SPARQL, then the topic of 
inferencing may become a non-issue from a Shapes perspective - it would 
be solved in the lower parts of the stack.

 From what I can guess by listening to previous discussions, many people 
here are in favor of defining Shapes with SPARQL semantics, at least 
with a mapping/compilation to SPARQL, so I believe this is a topic that 
we should formally discuss and resolve.


Received on Friday, 21 November 2014 17:23:50 UTC