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Re: Scope

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2001 07:41:17 -0500 (EST)
To: "'www-rdf-rules@w3.org'" <www-rdf-rules@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0111070731520.7352-100000@tux.w3.org>

Hi all

This list (as yet not widely announced / publicised, in part due to the
difficulty of nailing down a scope) is indeed for both RDF 'rules' and
RDF 'query' discussions.  The distinction is perhaps more easily made in
terms of differing communities and expectations than in terms of these
being crisply distinguishable technologies. We will have a mix of
backgrounds and terminology here, which is something to be aware of as you
read posts from others. EricP suggested some ideas common terminology,
which was a useful way of opening up initial discussion.

One way to get started on some detail might be for people to focus on what
they've built, prototyped etc to date in this area using RDF. Setting
aside for now the question of 'what is RDF _query_ versus _rules_', and
swapping some brief summaries of what tools, techniques we've used for doing things
like asking questions of an RDF database/service or representing
and using inference rules over RDF content. We can worry about whether to
call it a database or a knowledgebase, a query language or a logic system
etc etc later. First, I'd love to know what people have been building...

Anybody want to get us started?

danbri


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