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Re: question about the term "scope"

From: Dimitris Kontokostas <kontokostas@informatik.uni-leipzig.de>
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2016 21:23:42 +0300
Message-ID: <CA+u4+a0YxEE5nzyAQGRw_61yrG_VcFMxRN78D9MDG1jErQhhzA@mail.gmail.com>
To: james anderson <james@dydra.com>
Cc: "public-rdf-sha." <public-rdf-shapes@w3.org>
Hello James and thank you for your feedback,

The WG will provide a formal reply to your comments after it is discussed
in one of the following weekly telcos.
As an informal comment & based on the definitions of the current draft

 the term itself is intended to characterize a triple

The term in-scope is not intended to characterize a triple but a node
"the scope of a shape defines which (RDF) nodes in the data graph are
in-scope for that shape" so it is a relation between a Shape and Set of
nodes and define which RDF nodes the shape can "see"

why do you not use a term which better connotes that that meaning

We did try in the past to come up with a better terms for scoping,
filtering & focus nodes without success, I am sure the WG will consider any
new suggestions

Best regards,

On Tue, Jul 19, 2016 at 10:12 AM, james anderson <james@dydra.com> wrote:

> good morning;
> the term “in-scope” appears frequently in the current draft[1] where its
> definition and usage run contrary to the meaning which is customarily
> associated with the word[2].
> if your intent is to produce a document which is accessible and readily
> understood, if the term itself is intended to characterize a triple, rather
> than the relation between a name and lexical entity, and its usage involves
> computing the subset of a graph, why do you not use a term which better
> connotes that that meaning?
> best regards, from berlin,
> —
> [1] : http://www.w3.org/TR/2016/WD-shacl-20160530/
> [2] : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scope_(computer_science)
> ---
> james anderson | james@dydra.com | http://dydra.com

Dimitris Kontokostas
Department of Computer Science, University of Leipzig & DBpedia Association
Projects: http://dbpedia.org, http://rdfunit.aksw.org,
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