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Re: New LOD Cloud - Please send us links to missing data sources

From: Giovanni Tummarello <giovanni.tummarello@deri.org>
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2009 01:54:34 +0100
Message-ID: <210271540903011654r729f38d6ia7db6b9f96c38fff@mail.gmail.com>
To: Andraz Tori <andraz@zemanta.com>
Cc: public-lod@w3.org
Hi Andreaz :-)

I don't see the difference between the LOD model and the data (including
> links) itself. At least to us at Zemanta it is immensely helpful to have
> a lot of those links done. It brings down the cost of doing really
> innovative stuff to us and I believe to many others too.


> We don't dereference them in real-time, but ahead-of-time to produce
> specialized datasets, but I don't think that makes a difference.
>

to the risk of being pedantic..

Well the idea from the day 0 of the semantic web was that entity would be
interlinked by the reuse of the same URI. "linking" or putting a "same as"
is the same thing so nothing new.

the new part of LOD would be the publishing of a dataset as many individual
RDF description corresponding to the resolution of each URI/URL. and that
part is not being useful to you



> > That the bubbles continue to grown is however a sociological
> > interesting phenomen :-)
>
> And a good sign that something has gone right :)
>

Maybe :-) but people do things for many other reason that "they're right".
An alternative explanation i like is
http://inamidst.com/whits/2008/technobunkum


I think LOD achievement is enormous and this is only the start.
> :)
>

Said picture might have helped to get a lot of  RDF data online. This is
undoubtly a great achievement
But sustenability and real growth comes only if we can prove real reasons
for people to publish this data, and in this way. While we havent yet seen
this, this doesnt mean that some application might not exist

Giovanni
Received on Monday, 2 March 2009 00:55:10 UTC

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