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Re: Linked Data Glossary is published!

From: KANZAKI Masahide <mkanzaki@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Jun 2013 01:05:50 +0900
Message-ID: <CAHQ1n3ABp_jhBQPb8yrvSzpMocstAgu9Jvi-qDZSMXo2xdwnZw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Bernadette Hyland <bhyland@3roundstones.com>
Cc: W3C public GLD WG WG <public-gld-wg@w3.org>, public-ldp-wg@w3.org, Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>, egov-ig mailing list <public-egov-ig@w3.org>, HCLS <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
Hello, congrats on hard efforts. A few comments:

1. 5 Star ...:
I'm afraid I don't understand why XML is 2-star (implying proprietary
format), lower rated than CSV. Does it mean Excel ? (but even Excel uses
non-proprietary OpenXML now).
I'd suggest this section should include a link to the TimBL's original

58. Machine Readable Data:
I think "without access to proprietary libraries" is not well fit for the
definition of this widely used term (it could be called "Open Machine
Readable Data" or something, if this condition is necessary). Moreover, I
don't believe "PDF and Microsoft Excel" are good counter examples. There
are many open source PDF libraries, and parsing OpenXML is not very

Probably, what is needed here is a sort of "Machine Readable Structured
Data", which PDF and Excel data are sometimes not. However, unstructured
Excel data is not the fault of the format, but the usage of it, IMHO.


2013/6/28 Bernadette Hyland <bhyland@3roundstones.com>

> Hi,
> On behalf of the editors, I'm pleased to announce the publication of the
> peer-reviewed *Linked Data Glossary* published as a W3C Working Group
> Note effective 27-June-2013.[1]
> We hope this document serves as a useful glossary containing terms defined
> and used to describe Linked Data, and its associated vocabularies and best
> practices for publishing structured data on the Web.
> The LD Glossary is intended to help foster constructive discussions
> between the Web 2.0 and 3.0 developer communities, encouraging all of us
> appreciate the application of different technologies for different use
> cases.  We hope the glossary serves as a useful starting point in your
> discussions about data sharing on the Web.
> Finally, the editors are grateful to David Wood for contributing the
> initial glossary terms from Linking Government Data<http://www.springer.com/computer/database+management+%26+information+retrieval/book/978-1-4614-1766-8>,
> (Springer 2011). The editors wish to also thank members of the Government
> Linked Data Working Group <http://www.w3.org/2011/gld/> with special
> thanks to the reviewers and contributors: Thomas Baker, Hadley Beeman,
> Richard Cyganiak, Michael Hausenblas, Sandro Hawke, Benedikt Kaempgen,
> James McKinney, Marios Meimaris, Jindrich Mynarz and Dave Reynolds who
> diligently iterated the W3C Linked Data Glossary in order to create a
> foundation of terms upon which to discuss and better describe the Web of
> Data.  If there is anyone that the editors inadvertently overlooked in this
> list, please accept our apologies.
> Thank you one & all!
> Sincerely,
> Bernadette Hyland<http://3roundstones.com/about-us/leadership-team/bernadette-hyland/>,
> 3 Round Stones <http://3roundstones.com/> Ghislain Atemezing<http://www.eurecom.fr/%7Eatemezin>,
> EURECOM <http://www.eurecom.fr> Michael Pendleton, US Environmental
> Protection Agency <http://www.epa.gov> Biplav Srivastava, IBM<http://www.ibm.com/in/research/>
> W3C Government Linked Data Working Group
> Charter: http://www.w3.org/2011/gld/
> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/ld-glossary/

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