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RE: RDF Abstract Syntax: a strawman

From: Danny Ayers <danny@panlanka.net>
Date: Sat, 26 May 2001 22:50:42 +0600
To: "Jonathan Borden" <jborden@mediaone.net>, <connolly@w3.org>
Cc: "Drew McDermott" <drew.mcdermott@yale.edu>, <www-rdf-logic@w3.org>

>this gets back to relational database design. sometimes a tad of
>denormalization is recommended for performance.

There is a pretty good argument that denormalization for performance reasons
is impossible [1] : normalization is a logical concept whereas performance
is determined by the implementation. It has also been noted that
denormalization is often undesirable as the maintenance of integrity is
likely to require additional application-level support (i.e. more work).
Whether or not this argument carries over to n-tuples of RDF is another

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