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Re: RDF* and SPARQL* study

From: Peter F. Patel-Schneider <pfpschneider@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2020 19:39:57 -0400
To: semantic-web@w3.org
Message-ID: <5d1ca723-8153-777c-0a89-9f479d5460e9@gmail.com>
I answered the questionnaire.  The modelling decisions in the questionnaire
are bad - particularly not using xsd:gYear for year dates.  If the intent of
the study was not to catch these problems, I don't see how its results are
going to have any significance.

Peter F. Patel-Schneider

On 6/23/20 10:15 AM, Paul.Warren wrote:
> I would greatly appreciate your involvement in a study which I believe will
> be beneficial to our community, in particular supporting the further
> development of SPARQL and related languages.  
> The study investigates how people create models in RDF* and queries in
> SPARQL*.  As some of you will be aware, RDF* and SPARQL* are extension to
> RDF and SPARQL designed by Olaf Hartig (https://blog.liu.se/olafhartig
> <https://blog.liu.se/olafhartig/>) to enable reification, and the querying
> of reified statements. 
> The results of the study will be published in the research literature; all
> data will be anonymised.  
> The study consists of 15 questions relating to RDF* and SPARQL*, and will
> take between 30 minutes and one hour.  Some of the questions depend purely
> on the features of RDF and SPARQL, as defined by the W3C.  Other questions
> make use of the extended features in RDF* and SPARQL*.  Whilst many of you
> will, I am sure, be very familiar with RDF and SPARQL, I provide an
> information 'handout' which describes everything you need to know to
> complete the study.  In particular, the last page of the handout lists
> everything you need in compact form.
> The study questionnaire is available at
> https://spice.kmi.open.ac.uk/pwsparql/sparql
> <https://spice.kmi.open.ac.uk/pwsparql/sparql>.  The handout is attached to
> this email.
> The study is available for approximately two weeks, i.e. until Wednesdy 8th
> July.  
> The study has been reviewed by, and received a favourable opinion from, The
> Open University Human Research Ethics Committee, reference HREC/3568.
> Many thanks.
> Paul Warren
> Visiting Research Fellow
> Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University, U.K.
> http://kmi.open.ac.uk/people/member/paul-warren
> skype: paul.w.warren1
> 07379 114331
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