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Technical issues impacting government use of linked data

From: Cory Casanave <cory-c@modeldriven.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2010 09:21:56 -0500
Message-ID: <4F65F8D37DEBFC459F5A7228E5052044A039C8@DATCENTRALSRV.datcentral.local>
To: <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
On the demo call today we discussed a couple of technical issues that
impact but are not specific to government.  These are:

1)       That given a data URI, there is no standard way to
programmatically access the metadata about the resource.

2)       That given a data URI there is no standard programmatic way to
access a SPARQL query point for that resource and/or for associated

3)       That the metadata accessed should have standard links for
provenance - even very simple provenance that does not require research

4)       How do we contextualize a query such that all data resources of
interest within a certain context are included in a query, without the
user having to know all the details of the data sets involved?


All of the above could be accomplished with URI conventions and
supporting ontologies.   My question is: What are the existing or
proposed conventions and ontologies to satisfy these requirements?
Should the eGov group provide or reference such conventions for use by
the government and/or within our government demos?



Cory Casanave
Received on Friday, 12 March 2010 14:22:19 UTC

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