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Re: how to consume linked data

From: rick <rick@rickmurphy.org>
Date: Sat, 10 Oct 2009 11:48:15 -0400
Message-ID: <4AD0ACBF.1030101@rickmurphy.org>
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
CC: Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com>, Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>, public-lod@w3.org
Kingsley & All:

OK, it took a few weeks to put my thoughts together, but I think you'll 
enjoy reading this new post called Linked Data: Interpretants and 


See below for additional comments.

Kingsley Idehen wrote:
> rick wrote:
>> Danny & All:
>> Of course there's been a lot of work on this subject over the years. 
>> You can find one nice piece on analogical reasoning here [1].
>> But for linked data to become useful it's important to refine our 
>> understanding of web architecture beginning with the language of 
>> resources. I'm currently working up a piece for my blog on this topic. 
>> Stay tuned.
> Amen re. resources!


> information and non-information resource terminology is only second to 
> RDF/XML re. historic impediments to comprehending essence of Semantic 
> Web Project vision.

I agree that resource terminology remains an impediment even after 
browsing the TAG discussions and understanding the background of some 
key W3C recommendations. I hope Interpretants and Interpretation 
furthers the long standing discussion of resources and URIs in W3C.

If by the essence of the semantic web project vision you mean the 2003 
Scientific American article, you'll find Interpretants and 
Interpretation speaks directly to an updated RDF model theory to support 
the 2003 article.

I don't intend the suggestions in Interpretants and Interpretation as a 
criticism. It took me more than a few years of careful research and a 
lot of help from the very smart folks who got us where we are today to 
understand these issues.

>> That being said, I have recommended that the US and UK governments 
>> engage in creating a Linked Data roadmap. One essential element of 
>> that road map would include a lifecycle for how linked data publishers 
>> and linked data consumers could work towards the goals of linked data 
>> without the oversight of a directed authority.
>> 1. http://www.jfsowa.com/pubs/analog.htm


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