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RE: What would you build with a web of data?

From: Georgi Kobilarov <georgi.kobilarov@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2010 16:14:56 +0200
To: "'Juan Sequeda'" <juanfederico@gmail.com>
Cc: "Bernard Vatant" <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>, "public-lod" <public-lod@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000901cada4a$8758f6b0$960ae410$@gmx.de>
Hi Juan,

> This has been my concern from day one! And day one from me was when I
> attended the Publishing Linked Data tutorial [1] at ISWC2008! It wasn't
> to me what you could do with Linked Data, for a web developer perspective.
> However, then I saw the Semantic Web Client Library [2] and then it hit
> Linked Data makes the web appear as one giant database. This is when Olaf
> Hartig and I started talking and we created SQUIN [3]. The motivation was
> that there isn't an easy way to query the existing Linked Data on the web.
> This opened a new problem that has never been faced before (query
> execution on a web of linked data), which Olaf has started to tackle [4]
> so are we.

So after your work on SQUIN, what is your conclusion? Does the distributed
querying approach work well enough that you can imagine a developer building
an application/website using it? 

An application for users who have no appreciation for the underlying
technology at all and hence no tolerance for hickups cause by it? 

Received on Monday, 12 April 2010 14:15:30 UTC

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