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Re: UK Govt RDF Data Sets

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Sun, 25 Apr 2010 19:16:18 -0400
Message-ID: <4BD4CD42.4060802@openlinksw.com>
To: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
CC: Jeni Tennison <jeni@jenitennison.com>, public-lod community <public-lod@w3.org>
Dan Brickley wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 25, 2010 at 8:02 PM, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com> wrote:
>> Jeni Tennison wrote:
>>> Kingsley,
>>> On 15 Apr 2010, at 23:19, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
>>>> Do you have any idea as to the whereabouts of RDF data sets for the
>>>> SPARQL endpoints associated with data.gov.uk?
> [...]
>> One thing I haven't been able to reconcile (in my head repeatedly) re. the
>> above.
>> If data provenance is the key concern behind the RDF dump releases, doesn't
>> the same issue apply to CONSTRUCTs or DESCRIBE style crawls against the
>> published endpoints? Basically, the very pattern exhibited by some user
>> agents that hit the DBpedia endpoint (as per the "DBpedia Endpoint Burden"
>> post).
>> hes
>> What makes a SPARQL endpoint safer than an RDF dump in this regard?
> For what it's worth, I've encountered very similar attitudes over the
> years in other environments. A good example is the digital library
> world; both regarding access to digital collections and online access
> to OPAC data, it was quite common to see Z39.50 search protocol access
> to the full collection, but accompanied by a rather cautious
> reluctance to also offer a simple data dump of the entire thing.
> Pointing out that you could do this via repeated Z39.50 searches was
> rarely helpful, and seemed more likely to encourage the search
> interface to be restricted than for data dumps to be made available.
> But hey, times are changing! I think it's just a matter of time...
> cheers,
> Dan

Yes, these are different times, and hopefully I am also point out a 
point of vulnerability should the issue of inadvertently release of 
private data be paramount.

A secure system should close all security loopholes, period. :-)



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