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11th International Workshop on Ontology Matching (OM‐2016), Kobe, Japan


Peter Patel-Schneider

Diverging views of SHACL


SHACL is a new recommendation being developed by the W3C Data Shapes Working
Group. SHACL is designed to address the need for a declarative language to
validate or describe the contents of an RDF graph. This amounts roughly to
checking whether an RDF graph satisfies a set of constraints. However,
there are several diverging views of just how RDF graph validation should
work, what kinds of constraints are needed for it, and how they should
interact. This led to some difficult discussions in the working group. I
will discuss these diverging views and how the current definition of SHACL
matches against them.

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