RDF Abstract Syntax: a strawman

I have written a brief strawman proposal defining an RDF Abstract Syntax.


Triples are extended to add:

1) a context URI
2) an id
3) an index of the statement within the context in document order
4) a flag specifying whether the statement (7-tuple) is asserted within the

This is in response to some issues that have been raised as well as the new
N3 work ... particularly rdf:parseType="quote". Additionally the
<predicate,subject,object> match -either- URI reference -or- ?name, which
provides for quantification ... this is a pattern frequently used in RDF
query expressions.

This abstract syntax allows encoding of both RDF 'models' and RDF queries.

Comments welcome.

Jonathan Borden
The Open Healthcare Group

Received on Thursday, 24 May 2001 18:24:57 UTC