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Re: [LD-Outreach] Meeting Reminder

From: <Niemann.Brand@epamail.epa.gov>
Date: Wed, 3 Mar 2010 13:32:57 -0500
To: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>
Cc: "Cory Casanave" <cory-c@modeldriven.com>, "W3C e-Gov IG" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>, public-egov-ig-request@w3.org, jeffstein@opendataregistry.com
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Sandro, Thanks, and I have suggestions for answers to two of your

What should our publication URLs look like?

Topic, subtopic, aata table, data element (metadata)- for example see

How do make sure those URLs will be around, long term?



  From:       Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>                                                                                      
  To:         "Cory Casanave" <cory-c@modeldriven.com>                                                                          
  Cc:         "W3C e-Gov IG" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>                                                                            
  Date:       02/24/2010 10:04 PM                                                                                               
  Subject:    Re: [LD-Outreach] Meeting Reminder                                                                                

> The phone meeting for LD-Outreach will be Thursday @ 10AM EDT.
> Topic... : what are the pressing technical issues for government
> linked data, and what guidance can we provide?

Seriously.  What do you need to know?  What do you think others need to
know?   Especially, what can't be found from existing sources?

If you can't come to the meeting (and even if you can), spend a few
minutes and send e-mail right now.

Some strawman ideas that come into my head:

 - Which tools can I rely on to build my systems?  Which are production
   quality and here for the long term?
 - Do we really need to understand the RDF Semantics?
 - What about the RDF/XML syntax.... Can we just use Turtle?
 - Can we use XSLT?
 - Do we have to use OWL?
 - Does SPARQL scale?
 - What are quads good for?
 - Is there a good way to get RDF out of our SQL database?
 - What should our publication URLs look like?
 - How do make sure those URLs will be around, long term?
 - Who will mint identifiers for things like other agencies, or
   geographic locations, which we need to refer to in our data?
 - How do we represent numbers with units (physical measures, dollar

etc, etc.  :-)

I can go on like this forever, but I don't know which questions actually
matter to the folks doing this for a living.  And many of these
questions -- maybe all of them -- are in no way government specific, so
they're probably out of scope for us.

   -- Sandro
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