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Re: RDF Concepts - Definition of "Generalized RDF"

From: David Wood <david@3roundstones.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2013 11:38:23 -0400
Cc: Antoine Zimmermann <antoine.zimmermann@emse.fr>, RDF WG <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <561E78A4-4791-423A-89DD-972A9FB9DA50@3roundstones.com>
To: Ted Thibodeau Jr <tthibodeau@openlinksw.com>
Changes from Antoine, Markus and Ted applied.  Thanks for the careful reviews.

Regards,
Dave
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On Oct 16, 2013, at 11:03, Ted Thibodeau Jr <tthibodeau@openlinksw.com> wrote:

> All --
> 
> On Oct 16, 2013, at 10:43 AM, Antoine Zimmermann wrote:
> 
>> such that the proposal that was agreed on should be:
>> 
>> """
>> A generalized RDF triple is a triple having a subject, a predicate and object that each can be an IRI, a blank node or a literal. A generalized RDF graph is a set of generalized RDF triples. A generalized RDF dataset comprises a distinguished generalized RDF graphs and zero or more pairs associating an IRI, a blank node or a literal to a generalized RDF graph.
>> 
>> Generalized RDF triples, graphs, and datasets only differ from normative RDF triples, graphs, and datasets by allowing IRIs, blank nodes and literals to appear anywhere as subject, predicate, object or graph name.
>> """
> 
> 
> Assuming that the above is the intended conclusion, I make one 
> more plea for Oxford commas...  Clarity is paramount, and is 
> only gained by their addition, and lost by their omission.
> 
> Also assorted tiny editorial tweaks --
> 
> - change "a predicate and object" to "a predicate, and an object"
> - change "an object that each" to "an object, where each"
> - change "pairs associating" to "pairs each associating"
> - change "graphs and zero" to "graph, and zero"
> - change "appear anywhere as" to "appear anywhere, i.e., as"
> - Emphasis on "Generalized" and "normative" in final para would 
>  help clarity.  Changing "anywhere" to "in any position" might
>  also do...
> 
> End result --
> 
> """
> A generalized RDF triple is a triple having a subject, a predicate, and an object, where each can be an IRI, a blank node, or a literal. A generalized RDF graph is a set of generalized RDF triples. A generalized RDF dataset comprises a distinguished generalized RDF graph, and zero or more pairs each associating an IRI, a blank node, or a literal to a generalized RDF graph.
> 
> *Generalized* RDF triples, graphs, and datasets only differ from *normative* RDF triples, graphs, and datasets by allowing IRIs, blank nodes, and literals to appear anywhere, i.e., as subject, predicate, object, or graph name.
> """
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Ted
> 
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