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RE: Input needed from RDF group on JSON-LD skolemization

From: Markus Lanthaler <markus.lanthaler@gmx.net>
Date: Tue, 2 Jul 2013 10:46:35 +0200
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On Monday, July 01, 2013 11:14 PM, David Booth wrote:
> On 06/30/2013 10:25 AM, Pat Hayes wrote:
> >> At present, the results of JSON-LD-compliant parsing of a JSON-LD
> >> document to produce a set of RDF triples is non-deterministic
> >> because JSON-LD allows blank node predicates and RDF does not.
> >
> > That is a nonsequiteur. There is a perfectly deterministic algorithm
> > to map JSON-LD into RDF, with information loss. Option (a) below, for
> > example.
> No, option 1 below is a **potential solution** to the problem.  It is
> not what the spec currently says.  The spec is currently
> non-deterministic.  It is non-deterministic because there is a mismatch
> between what the mapping algorithm produces and what RDF allows, and
> the spec does not specify how that mismatch must be resolved -- leaving it
> up to the parser to decide. That means that two JSON-LD-compliant
> parsers may not produce the same RDF triples (aside from blank node
> labels and (possibly) datatype conversions) when parsing the same
> JSON-LD document.

That's incorrect. The spec is deterministic. Every conformant JSON-LD
processor must produce the same generalized RDF dataset.

The problem (if there's any) is that not all potential consumers (RDF tools)
are able to consume a generalized RDF dataset.

Markus Lanthaler
Received on Tuesday, 2 July 2013 08:47:10 UTC

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