2004-11-10

Concise Bounded Descriptions

Thanks to a post by Danny Ayers, I got a chance to look at Nokia's latest contribution to open source software, Uriqa. Here's the requisite quote. I hope to have more to say about this later.

This document defines a concise bounded description of a resource in terms of an RDF graph [5], as a general and broadly optimal unit of specific knowledge about that resource to be utilized by, and/or interchanged between, semantic web agents.

Given a particular node in a particular RDF graph, a concise bounded description is a subgraph consisting of those statements which together constitute a focused body of knowledge about the resource denoted by that particular node.