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Re: Datatype normalization

From: Nathan <nathan@webr3.org>
Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2010 22:21:07 +0000
Message-ID: <4CDDBDD3.10104@webr3.org>
To: Toby Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk>
CC: Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
Toby Inkster wrote:
> On Fri, 12 Nov 2010 11:33:12 +0000
> Nathan <nathan@webr3.org> wrote:
> 
>> What reason would there be not to just infer/pull the type and
>> convert to a typed literal?
> 
> It probably is sensible to do it, but not in a general RDF library.
> Why? Because probably the place where you're going to be able to do it
> most reliably/usefully will be where the value is actually used to do
> something.
> 
> Replacing your { ex:prop rdfs:range xsd:decimal . } with an ex:costs
> property (same range), the specific programming which actually processes
> these as prices, rather than the generic programming which is
> processing them as typed literals, will have better knowledge of what
> the data is supposed to look like, so how best to clean it up.

makes sense, and something I seem to keep forgetting recently, it's less 
about the graph and more about the data / properties you're considering 
for x application.

Cheers for the timely reminder Toby! :)

Nathan
Received on Friday, 12 November 2010 22:22:23 UTC

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