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Re: Blank Node Identifiers and RDF Dataset Normalization

From: Peter F. Patel-Schneider <pfpschneider@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2013 11:25:47 -0800
Message-ID: <512A693B.8030606@gmail.com>
To: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
CC: W3C RDF WG <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>, JSON-LD CG <public-linked-json@w3.org>
This blog post prominently includes blank nodes for predicates, which I don't 
think was discussed on the call last week.


On 02/23/2013 06:48 PM, Manu Sporny wrote:
> On 02/20/2013 01:04 PM, Sandro Hawke wrote:
>> I haven't followed all the discussion about dataset normalization,
>> and I don't know the algorithm, but toward the end of today's call,
>> it sounded like the best option may be something like Create A New
>> URI Scheme.
>> tag:w3.org,2000:graph:
> Hey Sandro, thank you. This is very helpful and I've turned the
> suggestion into a proposal, more below.
> The discussion during last weeks RDF WG call on allowing blank node
> identifiers for graph names was a bit of a train wreck. I apologize for
> my part in not effectively communicating the situation and the purpose
> for the proposals. It became obvious toward the end of the conversation
> that we were all talking past each other and a different approach would
> have been better. So, let's try this again.
> I have written a fairly lengthy blog post summarizing this issue, why
> it's important, and two paths that can get us through this.
> TL;DR: This blog post argues that the extension of blank node
> identifiers in JSON-LD and RDF for the purposes of identifying
> predicates and naming graphs is important. It is important because it
> simplifies the usage of both technologies for developers. The post also
> provides a less-optimal solution if the RDF Working Group does not allow
> blank node identifiers for predicates and graph names in RDF 1.1.
> http://manu.sporny.org/2013/rdf-identifiers/
> Andy, Steve, Pat, Peter, did I miss anything?
> -- manu
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