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Re: numeric data on the web, numeric web search

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2009 16:35:19 -0400
Message-ID: <49F8BA07.4020202@openlinksw.com>
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>
Semantics-ProjectParadigm wrote:
> 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.
>
Even if the Govts. of the world simply publish XML based structured 
data, that alone would deliver full employment and lots of follow-on  
opportunities for the RDFization technology developers  :-)

So as long as the data is structured, there will be huge opportunities 
for those that grok Linked Data and the process of RDFization, esp. 
those that  generate wrapper/proxy based Linked Data URIs  :-)


Kingsley
>
> 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
> GSM: +297 747 8280
> Rainbow Warriors Core Foundation
> PO Box 1154, Oranjestad
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> Project Paradigm: A structured approach to bringing the tools for 
> sustainable development to all stakeholders worldwide
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> MetaPortal: providing online access to web sites and repositories of 
> data and information for sustainable development
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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
>     </mc/compose?to=orthuber@kfo-zmk.uni-kiel.de>>/* wrote:
>     >
>     >
>     >     From: Wolfgang Orthuber <orthuber@kfo-zmk.uni-kiel.de
>     </mc/compose?to=orthuber@kfo-zmk.uni-kiel.de>>
>     >     Subject: numeric data on the web, numeric web search
>     >     To: public-lod@w3.org </mc/compose?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)
>     >
>     >
>
>
>     -- 
>
>     Regards,
>
>     Kingsley Idehen          Weblog:
>     http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/~kidehen
>     <http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/%7Ekidehen>
>     President & CEO OpenLink Software     Web: http://www.openlinksw.com
>
>
>
>
>


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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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