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Re: Potential project: Supporting the Linked Data Consumer

From: Mike Norton <xsideofparadise@yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 4 Jun 2010 16:32:16 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <720322.66326.qm@web82406.mail.mud.yahoo.com>
To: Bobbin Teegarden <teegs@earthlink.net>, Cory Casanave <cory-c@modeldriven.com>, public-egov-ig@w3.org
Oh, Linked Open Data - I googled it!    

With respect to government agencies and public data, Teeg's idea is unprecedented.   A display option in the chrome of the browser revealing such rich data for the consumer would be remarkable, especially with drill-down capabilities to sub-domains and what have you.   Throw in a sort of "radio tuner" display of data equalization that could aggregate from a plethora of sub-domains, and the user experience would be that much richer!  One could percieve entire ontologies of data specific to the domain he is traversing and tune in and out of specifics as he or she pleases.  I'd love to see a functioning example of this--I started one in Java and will have to post a link to it for you in the near-future.   (This will require a breather from writing a novel I've just started :)

Michael A. Norton

From: Mike Norton <xsideofparadise@yahoo.com>
To: Bobbin Teegarden <teegs@earthlink.net>; Cory Casanave <cory-c@modeldriven.com>; public-egov-ig@w3.org
Sent: Fri, June 4, 2010 3:52:52 PM
Subject: Re: Potential project: Supporting the Linked Data Consumer

I feel so out of the loop.  What does LOD stand for?  Linked Ontological Data?
Michael A. Norton

From: Bobbin Teegarden <teegs@earthlink.net>
To: Cory Casanave <cory-c@modeldriven.com>; public-egov-ig@w3.org
Sent: Fri, June 4, 2010 12:28:59 PM
Subject: RE: Potential project: Supporting the Linked Data Consumer

As an industry consultant and prospective consumer of LOD, I applaud the idea of an LOD ‘Front Page’ and this first pass addressing consumer needs.  
Here is some thoughts of how it might be easy to implement (sooner is good), integrate into what consumers already do, and take advantage of the wonderful visual side of linked data:
First pass, could you make it a browser add-in, that says ‘oh, this is RDF/OWL data’ and offer a display option as the visual graph, in context (full graph, or centered segment – almost like a network management map that scopes around the ‘big’ map -- sort of an OpenView for LOD);
With either pass-over or right click, tell the internal format, and entry points – URI to ‘front page’ or domain/entity, SPARQL endpoints and API interfaces, other notes;
Drill-down ability by double click (as now) on any map entity, and have another graph display of the ‘sub-domain’ (and down as many levels as the domain design);
Ability to ‘log in’ to a domain with use privs for CRUD on entities/objects (this may be too hard, without more standardization around authorization, but a desire in the long run.
 The more familiar you make it, in KISS mode, the faster the uptake on real usage.  It might not be ‘optimal’, but almost immediately useable.  Then we can get to some of the harder problems, like using multiple inconsistent overlapping domain data, transforms to and from legacy systems, etc.
Just a wishlist  from the realside, hope this contributes.  And thanks for thinking of how we take advantage of the emergent LOD cloud, how rich our world is becoming.
Bobbin Teegarden
CTO/Chief Architect, OntoAge
Chief Scientist/Consultant, LVI
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From:public-egov-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:public-egov-ig-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Cory Casanave
Sent: Friday, June 04, 2010 11:34 AM
To: public-egov-ig@w3.org
Subject: Potential project: Supporting the Linked Data Consumer 
eGov IG,
On the LD-Demo call today I suggested we should focus some effort on the consumer side of linked data.  As requested I have put together a rough draft project outline to expand the idea, please take a look here:
Your comments are very welcome as well as suggestions as to existing resources that can help satisfy the needs expressed.
Cory Casanave

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