Re: Role of SPARQL

On 11/26/2014 6:26, Peter F. Patel-Schneider wrote:
> I would say that each solution for defining semantics requires work, 

And each solution that does not rely on SPARQL requires work by the 
database vendors (who have implemented SPARQL already). This is an 
important factor compared to all the rather academic possibilities such 
as SWRL. I mean, seriously, who would really want to reinvent all the 
built-ins of SPARQL with yet another language?

There are now even SPARQL engines implemented in JavaScript (!)

I don't mind listing all the alternatives, but at some stage we need to 
become more pragmatic and show the wider community that we are trying to 
build a practical standard, not another ivory tower language.


Received on Wednesday, 26 November 2014 00:11:06 UTC