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Re: What does SPARQL stand for?

From: Paola Di Maio <paola.dimaio@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Oct 2011 14:16:47 +0100
Message-ID: <CAMXe=SoM8faozt_r+q3htwYYX_69UNV8zwDwuQr4faZ=wYTxQA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Andy Seaborne <andy.seaborne@epimorphics.com>
Cc: semantic-web@w3.org
Andy,

(finding this exchange amusing and educational)


>Someone recently asked this about "ARQ" and ARQ >has always been just
> "ARQ".  It does not stand for anything.

just a little I know:

QL stands for Query Language (sql = structured query language) the
only letter in the acronym not accounted for so far from what I read
is A

structured
protocol
a
rdf
querly
language


On Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 2:08 PM, Andy Seaborne
<andy.seaborne@epimorphics.com> wrote:
>
>
> On 06/10/11 13:21, 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.
>
> Yes ...
>
> but you shouldn't believe eveything on wikipedia because ...
>
>>
>>> *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.
>
> This is also correct - in fact, it's more correct!
>
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-rdf-dawg/2004JulSep/0500.html
>
> This is the form originally selected by DAWG, the working group at the time.
>  (DAWG = Data Access Working Group, or in full RDF Data Access Working
> Group).
>
> I don't recall a decision to change it to "SPARQL Protocol and RDF Query
> Language"; that evolved in DAWG over time.
>
> Personally, I think of it a
>
>  (Simple Protocol) and RDF Query Language
>
> and don't have any problem with the "Simple" part.
>
> But nowadays, in practice, SPARQL is SPARQL.
>
>        Andy
>
> PS Someone recently asked this about "ARQ" and ARQ has always been just
> "ARQ".  It does not stand for anything.
>
>>> *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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