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Re: Innovation, community and queries

From: Uche Ogbuji <uche.ogbuji@fourthought.com>
Date: Fri, 31 May 2002 14:28:27 -0600
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To: Patrick Stickler <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>
cc: "ext Seaborne, Andy" <Andy_Seaborne@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, "'Jeen Broekstra'" <jeen.broekstra@aidministrator.nl>, Graham Klyne <GK@ninebynine.org>, Aaron Swartz <me@aaronsw.com>, RDF Interest <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>

First of all, what's this bit all about:

> > This message is in MIME format. Since your mail reader does not understand
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My reader handles MIME just fine, thanks.  Sounds like your Microsoft mailer 
is putting on airs  :-)

> I would like to see a standardized RDF QL *in* RDF. It is hard to
> get folks to learn "yet another language" and having a means to
> express query-by-example in RDF makes it easier for users who already
> are familiar with RDF/XML to use it.
> I appreciate that SQL is a well established and widely known query
> language, but I see no overwhelming reason why an RDF QL need emulate it.
> Attached is an RDF schema and some additional explaination of such
> an RDF QL in RDF that I've myself been working on. Comments very welcome.

I'll have a look at this, but I've also given some thought to an RDF repr for 
Versa since Arnold deVos mentioned it might be useful to some.

I don't really think it's important for an RDF QL to be in RDF, and I would 
much rather not work with one expressed solely in RDF.  Then again, I'd also 
rather not work with one in the SQL idiom.

Uche Ogbuji                                    Fourthought, Inc.
http://uche.ogbuji.net    http://4Suite.org    http://fourthought.com
Track chair, XML/Web Services One (San Jose, Boston): 
DAML Reference - http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2002/05/01/damlref.html
The Languages of the Semantic Web - http://www.newarchitectmag.com/documents/s=
XML, The Model Driven Architecture, and RDF @ XML Europe - 
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