W3C SPARQL Working Group re-launched

Sparql technology button The W3C SPARQL Working Group (formerly known as RDF Data Access Working Group) has now been re-chartered. Quoting from the charter (available publicly):

The mission of the SPARQL Working Group […] is to produce a W3C Recommendation that extends SPARQL. The extension is a small set of additional feature that

  1. have been identified by the users as badly needed for applications, and
  2. have been identified by SPARQL implementers as reasonable and feasible extension to current implementations

Note that a strict backward compatibility with existing SPARQL design should be mantained, and currently no radical redefinition of the SPARQL language is envisaged.

See further details in the charter for the types of extensions that are envisaged at this stage. The discussions of the group are publicly archived.
W3C members are welcome to join the Working Group.

About Ivan Herman

Ivan Herman is the leader of the Digital Publishing Activity at W3C. For more details, see http://www.w3.org/People/Ivan/

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