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Re: What does SPARQL stand for?

From: Bob DuCharme <bob@snee.com>
Date: Thu, 06 Oct 2011 09:02:04 -0400
Message-ID: <4E8DA6CC.1030607@snee.com>
To: Lee Feigenbaum <lee@thefigtrees.net>
CC: Sebastian Hellmann <hellmann@informatik.uni-leipzig.de>, semantic-web <semantic-web@w3.org>
The latest draft of 
http://www.w3.org/TR/2010/WD-sparql11-protocol-20100126/ spells it out 
correctly, but as we can see from comparing 
http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-rdf-sparql-query-20050721/ with 
http://www.w3.org/TR/rdf-sparql-query/, this can apparently get lost on 
the way to Recommendation status.

Bob


On 10/6/2011 8:21 AM, Lee Feigenbaum wrote:
> On 10/6/2011 7:50 AM, Sebastian Hellmann wrote:
>> Dear list,
>> please clarify. I really hate not being able to answer simple questions.
>> Here are the inconsistencies I found:
>>
>> *S*PARQL *P*rotocol *a*nd *R*DF *Q*uery *L*anguage
>> from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SPARQL
>> (No authorative reference for the acronym found though)
>
> This is correct.
>
>> *S*imple *P*rotocol *a*nd *R*DF *Q*uery *L*anguage
>> from Jeffrey Pollock. Semantic Web for Dummies. John Wiley & Sons Inc.,
>> Chichester, West
>> Sussex, Hoboken, NJ, 2009.
>
> I'm not sure where this came from.
>
>> *SPA*RQL *Q*uery *L*anguage for *R*DF
>> from http://www.w3.org/TR/rdf-sparql-query/
>
> This is specifically the name of the query part of SPARQL. It's not 
> what the acronym stands for.
>
>> *S*PARQL *P*rotocol for *R*DF
>> from http://www.w3.org/TR/rdf-sparql-protocol/
>
> This is specifically the name of the protocol part of SPARQL. It's not 
> what the acronym stands for.
>
>> What is the best and most recent document I should reference in an
>> academic paper?
>
> This I can't help you with, unfortunately.
>
> Lee
>
>> All the best,
>> Sebastian
>>
>> -- 
>> Dipl. Inf. Sebastian Hellmann
>> Department of Computer Science, University of Leipzig
>> Projects:http://nlp2rdf.org  ,http://dbpedia.org
>> Homepage:http://bis.informatik.uni-leipzig.de/SebastianHellmann
>> Research Group:http://aksw.org
>>
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