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Fwd: Re: RDFa API - graph?

From: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Oct 2010 11:52:10 -0500
Message-ID: <4CCC4D3A.7000201@aptest.com>
To: RDFa WG <public-rdfa-wg@w3.org>


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Subject: 	Re: RDFa API - graph?
Date: 	Sat, 30 Oct 2010 22:30:05 +0600
From: 	Степан Кузьмин <kyzminst@gmail.com>
To: 	Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>



+1.

And I think, that  'graph' is not a very computer-sciency term.

2010/10/30 Shane McCarron<shane@aptest.com>:
>  +1.
>
>  however, playing devil's advocate for a moment... the problem with 'graph'
>  is that people who don't grok RDF (like me) surely won't grok what a 'graph'
>  is.  'graph' is a very computer-sciency term.  It's the right term in this
>  case.  The problem is that as our audience expands beyond computer
>  scientists to web designers who just want to easily access semantic
>  information from a web page... those people are not in general classically
>  trained CSci majors like some of us surely are.  I still think this is the
>  right term.  But a glossary or short definition of the term might help the
>  great unwashed out there.
>
>  On 10/30/2010 10:18 AM, Arto Bendiken wrote:
>>
>>  On Sat, Oct 30, 2010 at 5:03 PM, Nathan<nathan@webr3.org>   wrote:
>>>
>>>  Hi All,
>>>
>>>  Just a small thought.. it dawned on me this morning that Graph or
>>>  RDFGraph
>>>  may be a better / alternative name for DataStore - personally when I
>>>  mentally swap out all mentions of store for graph in examples, design and
>>>  text things feel that bit clearer
>>>
>>>   graph.add(triple);
>>>   graph.merge(otherGraph);
>>>   document.data.graph;
>>>   serialize(graph);
>>>   graph.filter(myFilter);
>>>
>>>  and so forth, it clearly separates the concepts of "Store" (somewhere to
>>>  store graphs and triples) and "Graph" (a set of triples, an RDF Graph),
>>>  further, graph is a common concept in the RDFa Core documentation, and
>>>  all
>>>  RDF documentation which goes unrepresented in the RDFa API.
>>>
>>>  Anyway, just a thought, I'm sure you get the idea - any opinions?
>>
>>  +1 for this. In RDF.rb [1], we have repositories and graphs, where
>>  repositories contain one or more graphs, and those graphs then contain
>>  a set of triples each. So, I'd have to agree that "Graph" is a better
>>  name than "DataStore" for a container of triples.
>>
>>  Best regards,
>>  Arto
>>
>>  [1] http://rdf.rubyforge.org/
>>
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