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Detailed introduction to Versa

From: Uche Ogbuji <uche.ogbuji@fourthought.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2002 20:45:16 -0700
Message-Id: <200201200345.g0K3jG802143@localhost.localdomain>
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org, ril@lists.fourthought.com
[Cross-posted between www-rdf-interest@w3.org and ril@lists.fourthought.com]

I have placed a tutorial of Versa at


Versa is an open RDF query language, initially developped by the developers of 
4RDF (a partial implementation is built into recent development versions of 
4Suite).  It is sort of a break-off from RIL (RDF Inference language) in a 
similar way that XPath broke off from XSLT.  We still plan to implement update 
and inference languages on top of Versa, but we've focused on the important 
need.  I hope other RDF systems will consider implementing Versa.  We're 
trying to develop it through community process.  See


If you wish to discuss RIL or Versa, please consider doing so on the latter 
mailing list.

Note that The current CVS tip of 4Suite supports all the queries demonstrated 
in the tutorial.

Comments welcome.  Thanks.

Uche Ogbuji                               Principal Consultant
uche.ogbuji@fourthought.com               +1 303 583 9900 x 101
Fourthought, Inc.                         http://Fourthought.com 
4735 East Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80301-2537, USA
XML strategy, XML tools (http://4Suite.org), knowledge management
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