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Re: [BioRDF] RDF query languages

From: Eric Miller <em@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2006 09:45:28 -0500
Message-Id: <B296DADF-B717-4A14-831F-100986C8383E@w3.org>
Cc: public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org
To: Lee Feigenbaum <feigenbl@us.ibm.com>


On Mar 8, 2006, at 9:27 AM, Lee Feigenbaum wrote:

>
> Duncan Hull wrote on 03/06/2006 04:00:11 AM:
>> chris mungall wrote:
>>
>>> I think both approaches are a little too XML-centric; fine for a few
>>> use cases but in general the syntax obscures the declarative
>>> semantics  of the mapping which must be kept as perspicuous as
>>> possible. Why not  just use an RDF query language?
>>
>>
>> Agreed. The thing with RDF is that there are so many query  
>> languages to
>> choose from :)
>>
>> http://www.aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de/WBS/pha/rdf-query/
>
> Of course, the best bet would likely be to go with SPARQL[1], the RDF
> Query Language defined by the W3C RDF Data Access Working Group  
> (DAWG)[2].
> The DAWG produces specifications for both the query language and a
> protocol to issue queries and receive results (either as an RDF  
> graph or
> as an XML representation of a result set).

+1

http://esw.w3.org/topic/DawgShows additionally might be of use to  
some interested in learning more about SPARQL.

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