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Re: New abstract for RDF Concepts

From: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>
Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2012 17:24:10 +0000
Cc: public-rdf-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <46432D38-6AA0-4134-A19D-B4CD37C41B9C@cyganiak.de>
To: Jeremy Carroll <jeremy@topquadrant.com>
Hi Jeremy,

On 9 Nov 2012, at 17:02, Jeremy Carroll wrote:
> I count three data structures: triples, graphs, and datasets.
> Not quite sure what textual change that may suggest - possibly none. 'two key' may be close enough to 'three' :)

Depending on how you count, there may be many more: literals, datatypes, datatype maps, …

So let's count only key data structures. I hope you're not asking me to normatively define graphs and datasets as “key data structures” in the body text ;-)


> On 11/7/2012 9:13 AM, Richard Cyganiak wrote:
>> There were some comments about the RDF Concepts abstract not reflecting the content in sufficient detail. Here's an attempt at improving it:
>> [[
>> The Resource Description Framework (RDF) is a framework for representing information in the Web.
>> RDF 1.1 Concepts and Abstract Syntax defines an abstract syntax (a data model) which serves to link all RDF-based languages and specifications. The abstract syntax has two key data structures: RDF graphs are sets of subject-predicate-object triples, where the elements may be IRIs, blank nodes, or datatyped literals. They are used to express descriptions of resources. RDF datasets comprise a default graph and zero or more named graphs, and are used to to express metadata about RDF graphs, and to organize data by context. This document also introduces key concepts and terminology, and discusses datatyping and the handling of fragment identifiers in IRIs within RDF graphs.
>> ]]
>> http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/rdf/raw-file/default/rdf-concepts/index.html#abstract
>> Proposals for further improvement are welcome.
>> Cheers,
>> Richard
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