[Crm-sig] problem of formulating queries is SPARQL it has transferred the old relational paradigm onto the graph structure?

Marco Neumann marco.neumann at gmail.com
Thu May 24 12:04:08 EEST 2012


Hi Martin et al

I have just learned about this submission to Museums and the Web. The
authors make the following statement:

"Last but not least, another problem of formulating queries is SPARQL
(SPARQL Protocol and RDF Query Language). Most favored by information
technology (IT) experts, it has transferred the old relational
paradigm onto the graph structure of the Semantic Web, creating an
incredibly complex system, even for specialists. In our applications,
no IT expert was able to verify that a SPARQL query of the kind we
present in this paper will yield the results intended by a domain
expert simply by reading it." *

*
A New Framework for Querying Semantic Networks - Museums and the Web 2012
http://www.museumsandtheweb.com/mw2012/papers/a_new_framework_for_querying_semantic_networks

I find this to be a misleading statement by the authors since SPARQL
is the recommendation by W3C to query RDF data. Would you not
recommend SPARQL to museum practitioners to query RDF data?

Regards,
Marco



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