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Re: Use Case: "Tell me about this user"

From: Patrick Stickler <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2004 15:35:55 +0300
Message-Id: <9FAA998C-817D-11D8-BC88-000A95EAFCEA@nokia.com>
Cc: RDF Data Access Working Group <public-rdf-dawg@w3.org>
To: "ext Seaborne, Andy" <andy.seaborne@hp.com>

On Mar 26, 2004, at 17:27, ext Seaborne, Andy wrote:

> Patrick,
> I agree with you that there is a useage model that is around some kind  
> of
> "get RDF about ..." operation - we have not convinced everyone of  
> this.  The
> important point is that the result is an RDF graph and part of the  
> knowledge
> base, and that this is different from a result set (whether encoded in  
> or not).
> One of the requests I received in yesterday's telecon for the use case  
> "Find
> the email address of "John Smith"[1] was for detailed explaination of  
> what
> the results are used for.
> It could help me to understand "description" better if you could show  
> how
> the software used the RDF.

I think the "tell me about this web service" is a pretty good example
that alot of folks should be able to directly relate to. It could  
be fleshed out with a few more concrete details, but the skinny is that
the client needs to know a number of things about the service in order
to interact with it, and the service description should provide all the
information needed.



> 	Andy
> [1]  
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-rdf-dawg/2004JanMar/ 
> 0187.html
> -------- Original Message --------
>> From: Patrick Stickler <>
>> Date: 26 March 2004 08:29
>> A server recieves a request from a known user for some
>> content and expects that it will need to optimize its response
>> in terms of the preferences of the user (locality, language,
>> level of competence, etc.).
>> The server asks (the user client application, some knowledge base,
>> some registry, whatever) "tell me about this user" and recieves a
>> description of the user which enables it to decide how best to  
>> optimize
>> its response in the most suitable form for the user.


Patrick Stickler
Nokia, Finland
Received on Monday, 29 March 2004 07:43:00 UTC

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