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Re: Draft: SPIN Minimum Profile

From: Steve Speicher <sspeiche@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:36:50 -0400
Message-ID: <CAOUJ7Jrhpvevu3R-asBYX7Tvg=Y2biSpdRe9R0is6w8N+78Aig@mail.gmail.com>
To: Holger Knublauch <holger@topquadrant.com>
Cc: "public-rdf-shapes@w3.org" <public-rdf-shapes@w3.org>
On Wed, Jul 23, 2014 at 8:22 AM, Holger Knublauch <holger@topquadrant.com>

> Here is a draft for a minimum sub-set of SPIN that could serve as input to
> this WG:
>     http://spinrdf.org/spin-min.html
> I wrote this up quickly so there may be silly mistakes, but the main point
> I am trying to get across is that SPIN is really a very small RDF
> vocabulary that is easy to implement and hopefully easy to agree on as part
> of a standardization process. Of course there will be details to work out,
> but our starting point has been in production for over six years, and seems
> to work well.
> To illustrate my point about SPIN templates to describe Shapes, please
> compare the example at
>     http://spinrdf.org/spin-min.html#spl
> with the original Resource Shapes proposal at
> http://open-services.net/resources/tutorials/oslc-primer/resourceshapes/

This reference for OSLC Resource Shapes is a little dated and minimal, I'd
suggest the following instead:
[W3C Member Submission]

Steve Speicher

> We are really talking about very similar things here. A difference is that
> the starting point of SPIN is SPARQL, and I believe it has a nicely
> self-contained structure that requires only a single execution engine for
> templates and other, more expressive, constraints.
> As a bonus, SPIN includes a simple solution for representing rules (for
> ontology mapping and inferences) and a semantic web-friendly mechanism to
> extend SPARQL engines with new functions. While those are not needed to
> represent "Shapes", I believe they are low-hanging fruits that will appeal
> to a very large technical audience and generally open up new use cases for
> semantic web technology.
> Regards,
> Holger
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