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Re: bootstrapping decentralized sparql

From: Hugh Glaser <hg@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 19 May 2009 12:16:29 +0100
To: Andreas Harth <andreas@harth.org>, "semantic-web@w3.org" <semantic-web@w3.org>
Message-ID: <EMEW3|87a6380c19435ec1288e80fd9d1daab6l4ICGd02hg|ecs.soton.ac.uk|B28F%hg@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Hi Andreas,
How can I put this?

On 18/05/2009 19:36, "Andreas Harth" <andreas@harth.org> wrote:

> Hi Sandro, all,
> On Fri, May 15, 2009 at 11:14:49PM -0400, Sandro Hawke wrote:
>> The result here will be that a query for a foaf:Person with a
>> foaf:firstName of "Sandro" can be *complete*, at least across all graphs
>> which choose to register themselves as having data about instances of
>> the foaf:Person class and triples using the foaf:firstName property.
> I like the idea to put more intelligence into the web infrastructure.
Er, I don't.
The effectiveness of the web has always been that any "intelligence" is
provided by the servers, services and clients, and if we try to do otherwise
for the semantic web we will be left in a backwater.

Great idea, but it will never fly. :-)

> It'd be great if the trackers include keyword search functionality as
> well.  Keyword search is a very useful starting point for querying,
> especially if users don't (yet) know the schema the data is expressed in.
> Unfortunately, SPARQL is not sufficient here since it doesn't have
> a uniform syntax for keyword search (yes, various endpoint implementations
> do keyword search, but each has its own way of doing so, and constructing
> regex's to mimick keyword search seems like a bad hack).
> Regards,
> Andreas.
> --
> http://visinav.deri.org/
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