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Re: BOF at WWW2008 : SPARQL Futures

From: Lee Feigenbaum <lee@thefigtrees.net>
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2008 11:33:01 -0400
Message-ID: <4810A82D.6030307@thefigtrees.net>
To: Axel Polleres <axel.polleres@deri.org>
CC: "Seaborne, Andy" <andy.seaborne@hp.com>, public-sparql-dev@w3.org

Axel Polleres wrote:
> Seaborne, Andy wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> For those at WWW2008, or nearby, we can get a room for a BOF ("Birds 
>> of a Feather") meeting on SPARQL Futures including the question of 
>> what, if anything, a "SPARQL2" (1.1?) might cover.
>> Location: 201B, level2
>> Time:     16:30 Wednesday (23rd)
>>         See you there
>>         Andy
> :-(
>  not there. any tangible outcomes to report? anywhere to place input?

:-( from me too.

It seems that there is a public record of the BOF here:


Of course, the ESW Wiki remains a good place to document suggested 
SPARQL extensions (which in turn often are suggested work areas for 


> We basically would have to throw in the following proposals for SPARQL2:
> - propose marriage with XQuery [1] (that might be outside SPARQL itself, 
> since it affects both SPARQL and XQuery)
> - using sparql as a view-definition language [2,3]
> - a proper syntax for aggregates and vuilt-ins in the construct part
>  (our proposal is documented in [2])

Offhand I'm not sure if/which of these are covered on the ESW Wiki or 
not. I encourage you (and anyone else) to add to the Wiki as 
appropriate, and to discuss potential extensions on this list.


> Axel
> 1. Waseem Akhtar, Jacek Kopecky, Thomas Krennwallner, and Axel Polleres. 
> XSPARQL: Traveling between the XML and RDF worlds - and avoiding the 
> XSLT pilgrimage. In Proceedings of the 5th European Semantic Web 
> Conference (ESWC2008), Tenerife, Spain, June 2008. Springer.
> 2.Axel Polleres, François Scharffe, and Roman Schindlauer. SPARQL++ for 
> mapping between RDF vocabularies. In OTM 2007, Part I : Proceedings of 
> the 6th International Conference on Ontologies, DataBases, and 
> Applications of Semantics (ODBASE 2007), volume 4803 of Lecture Notes in 
> Computer Science, pages 878-896, Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal, November 
> 2007. Springer.
> 3. Simon Schenk, Steffen Staab:    Networked Graphs: A Declarative 
> Mechanism for SPARQL Rules, SPARQL Views and RDF Data Integration on the 
> Web.   2008. Bejing, China. 4.  Proceedings of the 17th International 
> World Wide Web Conference.
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