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Re: Linked Data tech market; Data Web Servers, anyone?

From: Tim Finin <finin@cs.umbc.edu>
Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2009 09:02:13 -0400
Message-ID: <4A44C6D5.9010005@cs.umbc.edu>
To: Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com>, Aldo Bucchi <aldo.bucchi@gmail.com>
CC: Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>
Danny Ayers wrote:
> 2009/6/26 Aldo Bucchi <aldo.bucchi@gmail.com>:
>> It baiscally answers this question: how do I put my spreadsheet/table
>> on the web?
> 
> use the column names as class descriptions, give the instances URIs.
> what's the problem?

There are several common problems: (1) not all tables are appropriate for
this simple approach; (2) more complexity is introduced when considering
a set of interlinked tables; and (3) selecting class and property terms from
existing ontologies can be a challenge for many.  Lushan Han's [1] work on
RDF123 [2,3] addressed some of these problems and his current PhD research is
focused on some of the others.

[1] http://ebiquity.umbc.edu/person/html/Lushan/Han/
[2] http://rdf123.umbc.edu/
[3] http://ebiquity.umbc.edu/paper/html/id/414/RDF123-from-Spreadsheets-to-RDF
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