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Re: numeric data on the web, numeric web search

From: Semantics-ProjectParadigm <metadataportals@yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2009 13:11:05 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <51237.74019.qm@web45513.mail.sp1.yahoo.com>
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Cc: public-lod@w3.org, Wolfgang Orthuber <orthuber@kfo-zmk.uni-kiel.de>, semantic-web <semantic-web@w3.org>
Excellent and timely starting point. Will definitely look into sending in ideas about making available data that will help stimulate "green revolution" and generate green jobs.

December 2009 in Denmark follow up to Kyoto is coming up. Oceans of raw data waiting to be processed to come up with policies that both address climate change issues AND generate new jobs!

Milton Ponson
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--- On Wed, 4/29/09, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com> wrote:

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Subject: Re: numeric data on the web, numeric web search
To: "Semantics-ProjectParadigm" <metadataportals@yahoo.com>
Cc: public-lod@w3.org, "Wolfgang Orthuber" <orthuber@kfo-zmk.uni-kiel.de>, "semantic-web" <semantic-web@w3.org>
Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2009, 7:50 PM

Semantics-ProjectParadigm wrote:
> See http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/04/adding-search-power-to-public-data.html.
> 
> This is the first intent at making large amounts of data available in structured formats.
> 
> Although it is not linked data in all conceivable formats from all sources on the web, the fact that the E-Government Act is forcing US federal agencies public data to make their data more accessible could be the push required to get linked data initiatives to the next level.
> 
> Time for a Semantic Web/Linked Data lobby in DC to make funding available to expand to all public domains.\
> 

We can start here: http://www.thenationaldialogue.org/ideas/make-collecting-recovery-data-agile-using-semantic-web-technology   :-)


Kingsley
> 
> Milton Ponson
> GSM: +297 747 8280
> Rainbow Warriors Core Foundation
> PO Box 1154, Oranjestad
> Aruba, Dutch Caribbean
> www.rainbowwarriors.net
> Project Paradigm: A structured approach to bringing the tools for sustainable development to all stakeholders worldwide
> www..projectparadigm.info
> NGO-Opensource: Creating ICT tools for NGOs worldwide for Project Paradigm
> www.ngo-opensource.org
> MetaPortal: providing online access to web sites and repositories of data and information for sustainable development
> www.metaportal.info
> SemanticWebSoftware, part of NGO-Opensource to enable SW technologies in the Metaportal project
> www.semanticwebsoftware.info
> 
> 
> --- On *Wed, 4/29/09, Wolfgang Orthuber /<orthuber@kfo-zmk.uni-kiel.de>/* wrote:
> 
> 
>     From: Wolfgang Orthuber <orthuber@kfo-zmk.uni-kiel.de>
>     Subject: numeric data on the web, numeric web search
>     To: public-lod@w3.org
>     Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2009, 3:25 PM
> 
>     Hello!
>          We know that quantifiable objects play a central role in daily
>     life. Nevertheless up to now quantifiable objects have in general
>     no well defined globally machine readable and precise
>     representation on the web. The following concept proposes a simple
>     data structure called "pattern" for such representation of
>     quantifiable objects in general which also allows their similarity
>     search:
>     --------
>          * Numeric web search *
>          Web search is up to now word based. Additionally language
>     independent similarity search of quantifiable objects is
>     desirable. For well defined numeric representation of quantifiable
>     objects a simple data structure called "pattern" is proposed,
>     which contains a feature vector (a sequence of numbers) for
>     representation of the object, and a "pattern name" which is a URI
>     which uniquely identifies the kind of object which is represented
>     by the feature vector.
>          Pattern:                  Pattern name       +        feature
>     vector          (+ auxilliary data)
>          Patterns with the same pattern name represent the same kind of
>     object. Because the number of possible pattern names is not
>     limited*, infinitely* many different kinds of quantifiable objects
>     can be represented by patterns.  (*only physically limited by
>     finite time and energy)
>          So the search terms are not words, but feature vectors in patterns
>     which allow quantification of similarity. Feature vectors of
>     patterns with the same pattern name are directly comparable using
>     a given metric. At this similarities of the original quantifiable
>     objects are mapped to spatial similarities of the feature vectors.
>     So similarity search is possible by calculating distances: Objects
>     are the more similar, the smaller the distance between the feature
>     vectors of the representing patterns is.
>          Due to the multitude of different kinds of quantifiable objects
>     the work for development of efficient pattern resp. feature vector
>     definitions for their representation is open ended. Global task
>     sharing has the greatest potential: According to this suggestion
>     every owner of an internet domain name abc.xyz gets the right to
>     define feature vectors of all patterns with names abc.xyz/* (in
>     well defined location abc.xyz/pat/*).
>          Patterns are machine readable, uniformly comparable and
>     searchable. They allow to search with the same search engine not
>     only for text, but also for an increasing number of well-defined
>     quantifiable objects on the web. This bundling of the search
>     activity into one crawler and web database for all quantifiable
>     objects is much more efficient than building and managing a
>     database and a crawler for every kind of object.
>          Numeric similarity search could be efficiently combined with
>     conventional word based search. Details are described in
>     http://www.orthuber.com/wpa.htm , don't hesitate to ask me further
>     questions.
>          --------------------
>     It seems clear that introduction of the above conventions would
>     have relevant advantages. Can this get support that we can step by
>     step realize this?
>          Regards
>          Wolfgang Orthuber   (Mathematician and Orthodontist at University
>     of Kiel / Germany)
> 
> 


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Regards,

Kingsley Idehen          Weblog: http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/~kidehen
President & CEO OpenLink Software     Web: http://www.openlinksw.com
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