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Re: Re-address the subject of Bidirectional links..?

From: Manuel Salvadores <ms8@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 7 Apr 2010 20:46:51 +0100
Cc: Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>, Hugh Glaser <hg@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
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To: nathan@webr3.org

you might find also interesting [1], an example application that acts as a client of the backlinking service [2] mentioned by Hugh.

This application uses the OpenSpace map API to generate Ordnance Survey URIs which are used to query the backlinking service [3]. In the data grid all the data items link to Linked Data resources.

The geographical containment is covered in the LOD-WWW accepted paper [4].


[1] http://map.psi.enakting.org/
[2] http://backlinks.psi.enakting.org/
[3] http://map.psi.enakting.org/how
[4] http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/18764/

On Apr 5, 2010, at 8:04 PM, Hugh Glaser wrote:

> Hi,
> You might find http://backlinks.psi.enakting.org/ interesting; it extracts
> backlinks, often combining with sameas.org (which is itself of course a
> specialist backlinking service).
> It also has an option to enable geographical containment as an implied
> backlink.
> I suspect that what was true of the text web will be true of the web of data
> for much the same reasons.
> Best
> Hugh
> On 04/04/2010 21:14, "Nathan" <nathan@webr3.org> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> Over the past couple of months, the notion of bidirectional links and
>> "back-links" for linked data keeps playing on my mind.
>> In many scenarios I can see scope for wanting to be informed of
>> back-links / track-backs, especially when it comes to sameAs, seeAlso
>> and different use-cases such as decentralized discussions of subjects
>> and suchlike.
>> Regardless of the specific use-case, I think this is something many will
>> hit on as the web of linked data progresses (esp. read/write), and
>> wouldn't it be wonderful if methods had been pre-specified - or maybe
>> they already are and I just don't see it!
>> Please do see: "Should the links be monodirectional or bidirectional?"
>> at http://www.w3.org/DesignIssues/Topology.html
>> Many Regards,
>> Nathan
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