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Re: JSON-LD bnode canonical naming algorithm

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2011 19:56:00 +0100
Message-ID: <4DFE4640.705@openlinksw.com>
To: public-linked-json@w3.org
On 6/19/11 3:48 PM, Manu Sporny wrote:
> On 06/19/2011 06:58 AM, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
>> On 6/19/11 2:42 AM, glenn mcdonald wrote:
>>> I think the "JSON" part of "JSON-LD" is pretty clear, but the
>>> "LD" part is manifestly not. What is its audience? What are its goals?
>>> How does it relate to RDF?
>> I would add, and I think this is critical, how does this relate to
>> Linked Data. Note, in this case Linked Data is something achievable
>> using RDF and a variety of other syntaxes.
>>
>> Linked Data is about Identifiers that resolve to Referent
>> Representations. These Representations take the form of EAV/SPO graph
>> pictorials. Thus, as stated repeatedly, RDF isn't the sole option, so
>> when we speak about Linked Data goals RDF is ultimately orthogonal, at
>> best.
> Agreed. To build on what Kingsley is saying, I would expect many people
> to use JSON-LD as-is. That is, it won't be converted to RDF, but rather
> used as JSON either as a native JSON object or dictionary or hashtable.
> The option to convert to RDF is always there if people want to map it to
> the more traditional Semantic Web, but the key here is what Kingsley
> outlines above.
>
> Therefore, if your Linked Data originally came in the form of CSV, EAV,
> SPO, Microformats, Microdata, RDFa, TURTLE, etc. - it can be represented
> in JSON-LD. This is true today with the current JSON-LD specification.

Okay, so the next critical thing has to be cranking out sample resources 
and associating their URLs with the JSON-LD spec. Once in place, the 
target audience for JSON-LD can be engaged with ease etc..

Kingsley
> -- manu
>


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