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The king is dressed in void

From: Giovanni Tummarello <giovanni.tummarello@deri.org>
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2008 23:08:24 +0100
Message-ID: <210271540806111508x66e8d4d3q10fb53c9fe86ed81@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Hausenblas, Michael" <michael.hausenblas@joanneum.at>
Cc: public-lod@w3.org, "Semantic Web" <semantic-web@w3.org>

Wasnt RDF all aabout being self describing?

 if i say "giovanni works in research" .. do i really need a
vucabolary that says "this rdf contains informations that describe
what people claim to be working on" that's a suicide. If this is the
case (which i totally dont believe) then the king is seriously naked
and there is no hope whatsoever that RDF is going to have any
relevance (and there i say it)

to find one such file, instead of having to invent agree and markup
i'd say its much easier to do something like [1] or [2].
this is not marketing. its a plea to NOT jump on more layers of stuff
when the previous layers have really to show there value and
adoptability still. Solve some simple use cases first then jump to the
more complex one.

Giovanni

[1] http://demo.sindice.com/search?q=*+%3Chttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.w3.org%2F2006%2Fvcard%2Fns%23title%3E+%27research%27&qt=advanced

or http://sindice.com/search?q=http%3A%2F%2Fxmlns.com%2Ffoaf%2F0.1%2Fknows&qv=http%3A%2F%2Frichard.cyganiak.de%2Ffoaf.rdf%23cygri&qt=ifp
 (documents which contain statements in which someone claims to be
knowing richard)

[2] http://forum.sindice.com/showthread.php?t=10


On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 8:54 AM, Hausenblas, Michael
<michael.hausenblas@joanneum.at> wrote:
>
>
> Dear interested people in linked datasets,
>
> As you may have gathered, we have recently initiated a discussion on how
> to discover the linked dataset cloud [1]. The result of our impromptu
> kick-off meeting at the ESWC08 is literally voiD - the ' vocabulary of
> interlinked datasets' (see notes at [2]). This is a proposal for a
> vocabulary and a mechanism how it should be deployed and used. We have
> some first slides available at [3] as well.
>
> Please consider commenting on it either by replying to this message
> and/or sharing your thoughts with us at the Wiki [2].
>
> Cheers,
>        Michael
>
> [1] http://richard.cyganiak.de/2007/10/lod/
> [2]
> http://community.linkeddata.org/MediaWiki/index.php?MetaLOD#Kick-off_mee
> ting_at_ESWC08
> [3]
> http://www.slideshare.net/mediasemanticweb/full-eswc08-lightning-talk
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