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Re: Draft: SPIN Minimum Profile

From: Karen Coyle <kcoyle@kcoyle.net>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:20:39 -0700
Message-ID: <53CFE0D7.8090306@kcoyle.net>
To: Holger Knublauch <holger@topquadrant.com>, "public-rdf-shapes@w3.org" <public-rdf-shapes@w3.org>
Holger, if the minimum profile could include (or link to) a list of 
properties in the vocabulary, we could add those to the requirements 
being gathered in the RDF AP requirements database.[1]

[1] http://purl.org/net/rdf-validation

On 7/23/14, 5:22 AM, Holger Knublauch wrote:
> 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/
> 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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