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Re: Non- and Partial-FRBR Metadata

From: Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2010 10:01:44 +0200
Message-ID: <4CA1A0E8.2040001@few.vu.nl>
To: Thomas Baker <tbaker@tbaker.de>
CC: Ross Singer <ross.singer@talis.com>, "Young,Jeff (OR)" <jyoung@oclc.org>, Karen Coyle <kcoyle@kcoyle.net>, public-lld <public-lld@w3.org>
On 9/27/10 11:11 PM, Thomas Baker wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 15, 2010 at 12:05:21PM -0400, Ross Singer wrote:
>> My personal opinion is that any RDF representation of FRBR, owing to
>> RDF's open world assumption, should be able to account for any entity
>> being missing from the initial point of modeling -- if all you "know"
>> about is the Item and the Work (or Expression or whatever), then we
>> should be able to go with that and patch in the blank holes later.
>
> Out of last week's thread on FRBR, I think this is the key point.
> If we try to distill general issues in Pittsburgh, this should be
> one of them.
>
> Tom
>


+1. I've added one "Populating reference data models when legacy data is not perfectly fitting" in our topic list [1]. I'm not sure this is the perfect caption and position within the list, but we must not forget it. The Semantic Web tech stack offers indeed some quite specific (and very interesting) options to tackle the issue...

Cheers,

Antoine

[1] http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/Topics#Applying_SemWeb_Technology_to_Library_Data_.28Implementation.29
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