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Verification of RIF-PRD rule document

From: Simon Payne <Simon.Payne@1spatial.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Mar 2010 15:57:37 +0000
To: "'cawelty@gmail.com'" <cawelty@gmail.com>
CC: "'public-rif-comments@w3.org'" <public-rif-comments@w3.org>
Message-ID: <429DEE3AFCAF8C46BFA090371D8FB1C00621E9E1F8@inductor.1spatial.local>
Dear Dr Welty,

I have seen your name mentioned on the RIF-WG web pages and in particular found that your introduction to RIF at http://www.w3.org/2005/rules/wiki/images/b/b0/W3C_RIF-CW-9-09.pdf gave me a way into understanding what this work is about, for which I am very appreciative.

My company is involved with a project to address challenges to GIS data model harmonisation between European countries, this is known as the INSPIRE initiative. An overview of it is available at this website http://www.1spatial.com/research/index.php?res=E#1267804055753_4/4 and there is a download link on the said page should you wish a printable version.

As part of this research, we have produced a state-of-the-art analysis of tools and languages that facilitate schema transformation (this is transformation of both schema and instance data, so not just acting on models).  This has brought RIF to my attention as an option for a platform-neutral mapping language that can be used for storage and interchange of schema transformation rules.

I have begun work on writing RIF-PRD documents to see if I could express some of the transformations. However, I am slowed down by uncertainty as to whether I have understood the specification correctly. Because of this, I am searching for tools that can verify the syntax of my documents, as well as some expert guidance that can speed up my absorption of the features of the language.

Can you give me any advice that will assist with this?  Could I for example submit a sample of my documents for comments and correction?  It would be great if we could discuss this.

Many thanks in advance for your help.


Simon Payne
Senior Software Engineer

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