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Re: Owning URIs (Was: Yet Another LOD cloud browser)

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Tue, 02 Jun 2009 21:23:29 -0400
Message-ID: <4A25D091.3010208@openlinksw.com>
To: Daniel Schwabe <dschwabe@inf.puc-rio.br>
CC: Sherman Monroe <sdmonroe@gmail.com>, Samur Araujo <samuraraujo@gmail.com>, Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>, semantic-web@w3.org
Daniel Schwabe wrote:
> ...
>> Not, just trying to get Explorator and Razorbase into an "Oranges and 
>> Oranges" comparison realm, since Razorbase is completely based on the 
>> faceted browsing REST API.
>>
>> Kingsley
> Ok. I was referring more to the implied "navigation/exploration" model 
> that Sherman was trying to illustrate through his scenario, and not so 
> much about the implementation.
>
> This actually gets back to some of the discussions we had at LODW2009, 
> regarding what are the really appropriate abstractions to present to 
> users while exploring the LOD cloud. From our experience with users, 
> it seems that the simple RDF model is still too low level. In 
> addition, users are not really used to browsing schema information 
> together with data (which we think of as an advantage) - we have some 
> scenarios in which this was clearly revealed.
> So, lots of interesting topics to investigate!
>
> Cheers
> D
>
>
Yes, raw interaction with the RDF graph model can still be daunting for 
higher level users, for sure. Thus, we are back to the higher level 
generic RDF model API that Dan call BoxQL :-)

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