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RE: [dcat] Tomorrow's dcat Agenda

From: Cory Casanave <cory-c@modeldriven.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2010 10:26:13 -0400
Message-ID: <4F65F8D37DEBFC459F5A7228E5052044A03DE0@DATCENTRALSRV.datcentral.local>
To: "Erik Wilde" <dret@berkeley.edu>, "Richard Cyganiak" <richard@cyganiak.de>
Cc: <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
Dret,
Interesting statement: architectural style of the web, or that of the
semantic web.

As it asserts that SEMWEB is distinct from the architectural style of
the web where as I have thought of SEMWEB as applying the architectural
style of the web to data.

-Cory

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To: Richard Cyganiak
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Subject: Re: [dcat] Tomorrow's dcat Agenda

hello.

On Apr 22, 2010, at 5:29, Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de> wrote:
>>
> One of the things I'd like to address in today's call is to  
> understand any use cases or requirements that cannot be met well by  
> an RDF-only solution, so input from those who have experience with,  
> or have a preference for, Atom, JSON, OPML etc will be especially  
> important today.

interesting approach. i guess it's pretty clear that there is nothing  
that cannot be done by an RDF-only approach; after all, it's just  
buulding interactions around structured data, and this can be done by  
picking any metamodel to build on. in the end it's a question of  
whether you want to build your services using the architectural style  
of the web, or that of the semabtic web.

i am saying this because approaching this from a functional angle does  
not ask the relevant questions. the relevant questions to ask are non- 
functional, such as ease of use, complexity of the technology stack,  
availability of tools on the widest possible range of platforms,  
availability of generic user agents, ability to decentralize, ability  
to pipeline, and so forth.

cheers,

dret.
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