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Re: SPARQL-friendly alternative to rdf:Lists?

From: Michael Brunnbauer <brunni@netestate.de>
Date: Sat, 12 Oct 2013 17:40:10 +0200
To: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>
Cc: semantic-web <semantic-web@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20131012154010.GA25548@netestate.de>

Hello David,

I use the Collections Ontology: http://purl.org/co

rdf:Lists should also be avoided because they cannot be used with OWL.

Regards,

Michael Brunnbauer

On Fri, Oct 11, 2013 at 10:02:29AM -0400, David Booth wrote:
> rdf:Lists are notoriously difficult to use in SPARQL if one wishes to 
> retain the *order* of the items in the list.  James Leigh and David Wood 
> made a nice proposal a few years ago to address this problem directly at 
> the RDF level,
> http://www.w3.org/2009/12/rdf-ws/papers/ws14
> but for whatever reasons, that work was not included in the charter of 
> the current RDF working group.  As a result people often use some other 
> means of representing ordered lists in RDF, such as by [item, index] pairs.
> 
> For those who use an alternate way to represent an *ordered* list of 
> items in RDF (instead of rdf:List), I am wondering:
> 
> 1. What *ordered* list representation do you prefer, and why?
> 
> 2. Have there been any efforts toward standardizing alternative 
> *ordered* list representations in RDF?  E.g., has anyone written up a 
> spec on how they prefer to do it?
> 
> Thanks,
> David

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