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Use case: bandwidth efficiency

From: Steve Harris <S.W.Harris@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Sun, 11 Apr 2004 11:10:22 +0100
To: DAWG public list <public-rdf-dawg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20040411101022.GF6703@login.ecs.soton.ac.uk>

This is a use case I havent seen raised - I hope its not too late.

In CS AKTive Space (http://cs.aktivespace.org/) we do a number of queries
along the lines of: (in RDQL syntax)

SELECT ?uri, ?name, ?worksfor
WHERE (?uri, <rdfs:label> ?name),
      (?uri, <x:worksFor>, ?worksfor),
      (?uri, <x:worksInArea>, <http://exmaple.com/research-areas#CS>)

Returning several hundred rows. Currently the limiting factor for
performance is generally bandwidth, as the client has to receive a
packaged up representation of the results. 3store uses a not especially
efficent XML encoding for result tables.

- Steve
Received on Sunday, 11 April 2004 06:10:27 UTC

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