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Agenda RDF-WG telecon 22 June 2011

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  • Chair: Guus Schreiber
  • Scribe: Pat Hayes
  • Alternate: TBA

PROPOSED to accept the minutes of the 15 June telecon:

Action item review:


Relevant issues currently in the tracker, provisionally organized in three groups:

Graph terminology

SPARQL/RDF WG Meeting regarding graph terminology:

Relevant issues:

ISSUE-14 What is a named graph and what should we call it?

ISSUE-38 graph-vocabulary: What new vocabulary should be added to RDF to talk about graphs?

ISSUE-29 default-graph: Do we support SPARQL's notion of "default graph"?

ISSUE-30 sparql datasets: How does SPARQL's notion of RDF dataset relate our notion of multiple graphs?

Graph concepts & semantics

ISSUE-15 What is the relationship between the IRI and the triples in a dataset/quad-syntax/etc

ISSUE-17 Graph merge: How are RDF datasets to be merged?

ISSUE-21 Shared Node-IDs: Can Node-IDs be shared between parts of a quad/multigraph format?

ISSUE-22 empty-graphs: Does multigraph syntax need to support empty graphs?

ISSUE-31 multigraph syntax needed: Do we produce a standard (REC) syntax for conveying multiple graphs?

ISSUE-32 naming g-snaps: Can we identify both g-boxes and g-snaps?

ISSUE-33 subgraphs: Do we provide a way to refer to sub-graphs and/or individual triples?

ISSUE-35 rdf:Graph?: Should there be an rdf:Graph construct, or something like that?

Graph syntax

ISSUE-5 Graph Literals: Should we define Graph Literal datatypes?

ISSUE-23 multigraph-media-types: Does going from single-graph to multi-graph require new format and new media types?

ISSUE-28 g-text nesting: Do we need syntactic nesting of graphs (g-texts) as in N3?

SPARQL coordination

SPARQL Last Call: see message from Lee:

Progress on WG review?

Repercussions of ISSUE-12 resolution (status update)