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Re: Parameterized Inference - starting mail discussion

From: Alexandre Passant <alexandre.passant@deri.org>
Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2009 15:09:57 +0200
Cc: "Bijan Parsia" <bparsia@cs.manchester.ac.uk>, "Axel Polleres" <axel.polleres@deri.org>, "Orri Erling" <erling@xs4all.nl>, "'RDF Data Access Working Group'" <public-rdf-dawg@w3.org>
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To: Chimezie Ogbuji <ogbujic@ccf.org>

Le 14 avr. 09 à 14:04, Chimezie Ogbuji a écrit :

> On 4/14/09 7:12 AM, "Bijan Parsia" <bparsia@cs.manchester.ac.uk>  
> wrote:
>> On 14 Apr 2009, at 09:13, Axel Polleres wrote:
>>> Unfortunately, I didn't manage to separate the issues on the wiki
>>> yet, but I suggest, in connection with parameterized inference to
>>> put the following four items to strawpoll, trying to summarize
>>> Bijan's/Andy's suggestions:
>>> - ADVERTISE ENTAILMENT: should we work on a mechanism to specify the
>>> entailment regime supported by an engine (endpoint side
>>> parameterized inference, i.e. the endpoint be able to specify what
>>> entailment it supports)
>> You mean "machine readably advertise" right? Unlike the current  
>> sitch.
> +1 to machine readability of supported ENTAILMENT

+1, it would also nicely fit into the ServiceDescription feature [1]  
with a dedicated property (as done with saddle:sparqlExtension),  
especially if a set of entailment regimes (with dedicated URIs) are  


[1] http://www.w3.org/2009/sparql/wiki/Feature:ServiceDescriptions

>>> - REQUEST ENTAILMENT: should we work on a mechanism to request the
>>> entailment regime in a query (query side side parameterized
>>> inference, i.e. the requester be able to specify what entailment it
>>> expects, Bijan seemed to have suggested that the engine may respond
>>> falling back to another entailment regime,
>> That's one design.
> So, is this a switch that indicates whether the parameterized  
> inference
> included in the query behaves like content negotiation for additional
> answers *or* a demand that the answers must be given in light of the
> specified entailment regime?
>>> My strawpoll vote would be +1 for all of these, although I could
>>> imagine that e.g. SUPPORTED ENTAILMENT REGIMES could go into a note
>>> rather than Rec track, if that is preferred.
>> Well, we have support for OWL entailment. Once we have that it's just
>> a matter of defining them. I don't think RDF through RIF should be
>> that hard.
>> I'm a little reluctant to use rule sets *as* entailment regimes..I'd
>> rather encourage people to support a "sensible dialect".
> You don't consider a RIF-RDF combination to be a sensible dialect? It
> provides an entailment relation, a notion of well-formedness,  
> satisfaction,
> and the possibility of guaranteeing finite additional answers; all  
> of which
> contribute to defining an entailment regime.  Did you mean rule sets
> expressed in dialects other than RIF?
> -- Chimezie
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Alexandre Passant
Digital Enterprise Research Institute
National University of Ireland, Galway
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