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Re: resources for network-based/hierarchical RDF store

From: Richard Newman <r.newman@reading.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2007 11:05:54 -0700
Message-Id: <FB7D0E94-CA49-40A2-B90C-7F118C229EAC@reading.ac.uk>
Cc: semantic-web@w3.org
To: al@jku.at

On  27 Apr 2007, at 7:22 AM, Andreas Langegger wrote:

>> No, though we can always add anything that has a good use case  
>> going for
>> it.  I suppose that the only real difficulty would be in how to  
>> handle
>> non-numeric bindings for the variables the function acts on.   
>> Shouldn't
>> be too hard though.

We've been adding some extension functions for statistical operators  
in in AllegroGraph 2.0; e.g.,

MEDIAN ?x ?y {

will return the median value of all numeric ?xs and ?ys in the  
results sets. I chose to simply ignore non-numeric values, which is  
convenient for unbound variables.

I'm still deciding whether it's more useful to combine all of the  
variables (because, for example, you often see multiple variables  
used for different forks in UNION, and you want to include each of  
them in the same operation) or to do statistical operations on each  
variable. (Other arrangements of results have complicating factors  
that can be query-specific.)
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