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RE: New Calais proxy could grow Linked Data Cloud

From: Hausenblas, Michael <michael.hausenblas@joanneum.at>
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2008 16:48:47 +0200
Message-ID: <768DACDC356ED04EA1F1130F97D298520188A451@RZJC2EX.jr1.local>
To: "Kingsley Idehen" <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Cc: "Chris Sizemore" <Chris.Sizemore@bbc.co.uk>, <public-lod@w3.org>, "Tom Heath" <tom.heath@talis.com>


Kingsley,

>Linkage to other Linked Data spaces  (instances and classes) is a 
>desired added bonus, but not the essential definition (imho) :-)

I tend to disagree. Not only a bonus, IMHO, a necessity when thinking of
RDF-island vs. the (RDF) Web of Data, with Web being emphasised ;)

Cheers,
	Michael
 
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 Michael Hausenblas, MSc.
 Institute of Information Systems & Information Management
 JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH
  
 http://www.joanneum.at/iis/
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>-----Original Message-----
>From: public-lod-request@w3.org 
>[mailto:public-lod-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Kingsley Idehen
>Sent: Tuesday, September 23, 2008 4:42 PM
>To: Tom Heath
>Cc: Chris Sizemore; public-lod@w3.org
>Subject: Re: New Calais proxy could grow Linked Data Cloud
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>Tom Heath wrote:
>> Hi Chris,
>>
>> 2008/9/23 Chris Sizemore <Chris.Sizemore@bbc.co.uk>:
>>   
>>> does anyone else expect/hope that the "Linked Data" part of 
>"dereferenceable
>>> Linked Data URIs " implies that these URIs will be linked up to, for
>>> instance, dbPedia, umbel, musicbrainz, etc etc? otherwise 
>it wouldn't really
>>> be "linked data" per se, no?
>>>     
>>
>> I hope that that's the case, although I don't know if it 
>will turn out
>> that way. It may be a case of Calais confusing Linked Data with
>> linkable data. It is certainly my expectation (and that of the entire
>> LD community, I would argue) that "Linked Data" does actually include
>> those links, in case anyone was in any doubt ;)
>>
>> Tom.
>>
>>
>>   
>Chris / Tom,
>
>I would decompose Linked Data, in this context, as follows:
>
>1. URIs can be used to de-reference an RDF based resource description
>2. Resource description includes de-rferencable URIs across Subject, 
>Predicate, and Object (where applicable) in constituent triples
>
>Linkage to other Linked Data spaces  (instances and classes) is a 
>desired added bonus, but not the essential definition (imho) :-)
>
>-- 
>
>
>Regards,
>
>Kingsley Idehen	      Weblog: 
>http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/~kidehen
>President & CEO 
>OpenLink Software     Web: http://www.openlinksw.com
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