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Re: draft slides for Linked Data tutorial

From: David Pullinger <David.Pullinger@coi.gsi.gov.uk>
Date: Mon, 24 May 2010 12:21:32 +0100
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To: <public-egov-ig@w3.org>,"Sandro Hawke" <sandro@w3.org>, "Gannon Dick" <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
Also it might be helpful to add in that re-use of existing URIs is better than inventing another one and waiting for sameas.org to pick it up.  Therefore URI lookup services are important to others and the development of Linked Data.  An example of a good lookup would be helpful.
You might simply be aiming at technical description here, but maybe a little bit of advice as to when to use what might be developed.  For example if we had an RDFa browser, then the added complexity of RDFa would give you direct linking through Linked Data and so helpful, but if you are assuming intermediate processing to develop other services then the more simple and more standard the better (RDF/XML, Turtle). 
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>>> Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com> 23/05/2010 22:17 >>>
1. Suggest you insert a link for the RDF/XML example in [1] to the W3C RDF Validator to make it list the triples and draw the graph.  That way people can see where you got the graphic (e.g. from the graph).
2. Little or no Dublin Core ?  I know it's not an Ontology, but it is useful in this way:
If Documents objectify Things, then,
Dublin Core objectifies Things that are not People.
FOAF objectifies Things that are People

So, the model for Government is of necessity two collections:
either 1) a "Collection of Document" and  a "Collection of Person", or 
       2) "about Community members" and "Community sub-group descriptions" will do.

[1] Since FOAF cannot distinguish between Properties of Groups of People (Organizations) and Properties of Persons (Individuals), I think it may be a better to clone this name space.
[2] A major difference between the agency of Government and Individuality is that Governments must objectify "People" to do their work, however, if one person objectifies other people it is best not to mention it to a psychiatrist :o 

--- On Sun, 5/23/10, Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org> wrote:

> From: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>
> Subject: draft slides for Linked Data tutorial
> To: public-egov-ig@w3.org 
> Date: Sunday, May 23, 2010, 8:32 AM
> The tutorial John and I are working on is coming together,
> although it's
> not done.  Still, folks are welcome to take a look and
> give us comments:
>    http://www.w3.org/egov/wiki/Tutorial 

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