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Re: Distributed querying on the semantic web

From: Phil Dawes <pdawes@users.sf.net>
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2004 09:02:42 +0100
Message-ID: <16519.31778.617004.387567@gargle.gargle.HOWL>
To: Patrick Stickler <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>
Cc: www-rdf-interest@w3.org

Hi Patrick,

Patrick Stickler writes:
 > On Apr 19, 2004, at 14:48, ext Phil Dawes wrote:
 > > The main problem with Patrick's concise-bounded-description idea from
 > > this respect is how to find references to a term.
 > >

Snip  [...]

 > This has nothing to do with the definition of concise bounded 
 > descriptions
 > (which simply define a particular kind of RDF sub-graph focused on a
 > particular resource).
 > URIQA does not attempt to provide a general query language/solution, but
 > is expected to work in harmony with any number of general query 
 > solutions
 > (such as is the focus of the RDF Data Access Working Group).
 > Thus, there is no "problem" with not providing functionality that was
 > never intended to be provided.

Apologies if this wasn't clear, but my mail was intended to mean 'the
problem with using URIQA from the perspective of using it for
open-ended queries'. (hence the 'from this respect' bit)

I didn't mean to imply that there was a problem with URIQA from the
perspective of its intended goals - sorry for that.


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