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Re: New Version of Networked Graphs Sail Available

From: Simon Schenk <sschenk@uni-koblenz.de>
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2007 15:38:33 +0200
To: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hpl.hp.com>
Cc: semantic-web <semantic-web@w3.org>, Sesame Developer discussion list <sesame-devel@lists.sourceforge.net>
Message-Id: <1192714713.7046.21.camel@lapace01>

Am Donnerstag, den 18.10.2007, 12:10 +0100 schrieb Jeremy Carroll:
> > ...how should I prevent - in a distributed, uncontrollable environment
> > like the Web - the owner of u2 from adding a view based on u to u2
> > tomorrow? 
> You don't have to.
> If u2 is grounded then either the new view relates u2 to the same graph 
> in which case the triple is true, or to a different graph in which case 
> it is false.
> In the latetr case (falsity), the named graphs approach to provenance 
> and trust then encourages you to rethink which sources you trust

I guess we have different requirements. We do trust the sources, and
want to allow building such a network of graphs. We can have
hierarchical dependencies of graphs, as you propose. But we can (and
want to) do more. 

Your proposal would be a kind of import mechanism, which is a bit more
sophisticated than including a whole graph.
Networked Graphs can even be used as a distributed rule mechanism and
are much more expressive.

Anyway, I do not think I should generally distrust every source, which
uses information I have created myself and which I highly trust. This
would basically be the result of what you propose. ;-) 

Best regards,

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