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Re: Scope of blank nodes in TriG?

From: Steve Harris <steve.harris@garlik.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2011 15:24:08 +0100
Cc: RDF Working Group WG <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <0DA37C68-AA34-4987-88B0-F4256B236249@garlik.com>
To: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>
On 2011-10-17, at 15:19, Richard Cyganiak wrote:

> On 17 Oct 2011, at 14:56, Steve Harris wrote:
>>> The original use case for TriG (this is years before SPARQL existed) was serializing collections of RDF documents in a single document. In that use case there can be no blank nodes shared between documents, so graph scope made sense and had the convenient side effect of simplifying serializer implementation.
>> It also simplifies the parse process.
>> Suppose I start parsing a TriG document and see:
>> <G1> { _:x a <Foo> }
>> then 100GB later in the file I find:
>> <G1734> { <x> :seeAlso _:x }
>> If there was document scope I would have to carry the assigned skolem form* for _:x around in my parser for the entire parse - that's fine if you only have a handful of bNodes, but with billions of them it can be quite resource intensive.
> I'm not sure if I understand. Don't you have a problem already if you import a single large N-Triples file?


- Steve

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