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variable rr:language?

From: Guillermo Esteban <ggestebanp@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:11:29 +0100
Message-ID: <CAEWs913ujCCZREBGsDiXokMz0SHVuVpLuNy2hP_LSL-TO2w-gg@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-rdb2rdf-comments@w3.org
Hello all,

Reading the specs of R2RML seems that using a column as an input for a
rr:language or rr:datatype may be not possible.

You can map columns to the data using rr:column and rr:template, but that
seems its not the case with rr:language or rr:datatype, as they only
support constants.

I'm adding a mapping example, commenting the way the a column could be used
to define a rr:language (but is not allowed to):

[] rr:objectMap [
  rr:column "NAME";                   # VALID
  # rr:template "{NAME}"@{LANG};      # NOT VALID

  rr:language "BG";                   # VALID
  # rr:language [ rr:column "LANG" ]; # NOT VALID

  rr:termType rr:Literal

I feel this is something R2RML should be able to do.

I'm missing something? Is there a workaround to use a column as language?
My last option is to include the language within the actual data and later
post-process it to extract the language and tag it correctly.

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