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Re: What does SPARQL stand for?

From: Andy Seaborne <andy.seaborne@epimorphics.com>
Date: Thu, 06 Oct 2011 15:40:11 +0100
Message-ID: <4E8DBDCB.3080605@epimorphics.com>
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
CC: Sebastian Hellmann <hellmann@informatik.uni-leipzig.de>, semantic-web@w3.org


On 06/10/11 15:01, Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
> * Sebastian Hellmann wrote:
>> On 10/06/2011 03:08 PM, Andy Seaborne wrote:
>>> On 06/10/11 13:21, Lee Feigenbaum wrote:
>>>> On 10/6/2011 7:50 AM, Sebastian Hellmann wrote:
>>>>> *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 ...
>
>> In this case, there is no authoritative document settling this issue,
>> except the new *draft* [1].
>
> http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/DataAccess/issues#languageProtocolName with
> the linked meeting minutes would be considered authoriative around these
> corners as much as anything around here would be.

And so it is:

The meeting of 2004/12/21 records a decision that it's officially 
"SPARQL Protocol and RDF Query Language"

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-rdf-dawg/2004OctDec/0543.html
http://www.w3.org/2004/12/21-dawg-irc

There was a straw poll as well: open from 23 September 2004 to 07 
October 2004 for those that can read that top secret (but 
unintelligible!) list of names.

http://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/35463/DAWG-QL-name/results

Kudos to DanC (chair at the time) that there is enough evidence from 2004.

	Andy
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