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From Reto Gmür <>
Subject Re: [RDF] Local Scope and BlankNode internalIdentifier (was: github Commons RDF vs. Apache Commons Sandbox RDF)
Date Thu, 05 Feb 2015 18:12:07 GMT
On Tue, Feb 3, 2015 at 4:44 PM, Andy Seaborne <> wrote:

> It depends a bit on the "A" in API -- whether "application" means "user
> application" or includes system-machinery things like parsers but the
> boundary is nit easy to fix.

I don't see the reason to make such a distinction. What's the difference
between a piece of software that converts a file to RDF and one that
describes the music it hears in RDF, with or without involving a human.

The relevant question is if the API should only allow for the same  to work
on data provided by different implementations (so that one can e.g. switch
from jena to sesame) or if it should allow to mix data from different
implementations. Clerezza does the latter, you can have a weather service
proving a graph (not stored anywhere but computed just in time from the
data of the sensors) and a triple store copy data from one graph to the
other (well, in this case only in one direction, as currently the weather
is read only).


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