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Re: RDF based messaging, negotiating, and dataset semantics

From: Florian Kleedorfer <florian.kleedorfer@austria.fm>
Date: Sun, 30 Jul 2017 16:47:31 +0200
To: semantic-web@w3.org,W3C Semantic Web IG <semantic-web@w3.org>
Message-ID: <03F430F6-2DBB-45F6-8401-171212F64D34@austria.fm>
Again, I'd like to thank everyone who contributed to this discussion. We submitted a paper explaining this idea to the DeSemWeb Workshop at ISWC 2017 (pending review). If you're interested, here is the link to the open review version: 

https://openreview.net/forum?id=B1AK_bKL-&noteId=B1AK_bKL-

Best,
Florian


Am 3. Juli 2017 16:17:10 MESZ schrieb Florian Kleedorfer <florian.kleedorfer@austria.fm>:
>Hi,
>
>Consider a communication channel between two agents who exchange 
>messages in the form of named RDF Graphs. The channel allows for adding
>
>new messages but not for removing any data. The history of the channel 
>is unambiguous and always accessible to both agents. This construct can
>
>be seen as an RDF dataset that both agents have read/write but no 
>replace or delete access to. Its use is that of a negotiation device 
>that allows for setting up terms of a contract.
>
>The way the system is built, the messages consist of any number of 
>'content' RDF graphs (the message's payload), 'envlope' graphs with 
>address information (sender, recipient etc),  and graphs containing 
>cryptographic signatures.
>
>What's needed is an approach that allows these agents to make
>assertions 
>about earlier messages (their content graphs) in the conversation 
>dataset so as to modify the meaning of the dataset.
>
>The simplest example I can think of is that one agent might realize
>they 
>made a typing error in an earlier message and want to correct the 
>information by sending a message stating that the earlier graph should 
>be disregarded and another message containing the corrected
>information.
>
>Similar situations occur when negotiating aspects of the agreement,
>e.g. 
>price.
>
>For both agents, at any point in the conversation, the meaning of the 
>conversation dataset must always be unambiguous and equal, and it must 
>be clear to both agents if they agree (both hold the same graphs true) 
>or if there is a conflict.
>
>I am contemplating defining a vocabulary that allows for making such 
>statements and defining dataset semantics that take these statements 
>into account, unless I find a suitable existing approach. I found the 
>SWP (Semantic Web Publishing) vocabulary, which is intended to do 
>something similar, but does not seem to have a negative property for 
>rejecting a graph, so I'm not convinced. Any Ideas, pointers, or 
>followup discussions are greatly appreciated!
>
>Thanks,
>Florian
>
>
>
>
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