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Re: Open Government data

From: Jose M. Alonso <josema@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2009 18:35:42 +0200
Cc: "public-egov-ig@w3.org" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
Message-Id: <93A35C95-AD14-4D86-9425-0F2E89D60C22@w3.org>
To: Dave McAllister <dmcallis@adobe.com>
Dave,

Opened ISSUE-27. Agree with you that negative references should be  
removed.

-- Jose


El 22/04/2009, a las 23:35, Dave McAllister escribió:

> In light of the discussion on standards  and with respect to the  
> Semantic Web
>
> The current draft still includes the negative reference as follows:
>
>
> “Governments would need to publish the required interfaces so third  
> parties could query their information in distributed Web  
> applications. This could provide huge benefits:
>
> Publishing a PDF document on a portal provides almost no means for  
> automation - where Semantic Web would indeed provide a high degree  
> of automation.
> While current technologies (Web Services, REST, etc.) provide such  
> automation, public administrations need to create some set of  
> queries and offer them as an API. This provides value, but requires  
> design - and the decision on which queries are supported (and which  
> not). It is impossible to foresee all the scenarios of data usage,  
> so usage is therefore limited.”
>
> I am concerned that the representation of PDF here is unfair. While  
> not an expert in the Semantic Web, the experts within Adobe assure  
> me such statement is misleading and does not reflect the current  
> capabilities of PDF.
>
> Can we remove such reference, perhaps replacing it with
>
> Publishing a static document on a portal provides a uniquely  
> challenging effort for automation – where Semantic Web constructs  
> would indeed provide a high degree of automation easily.
>
> davemc
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