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Re: "destabilizing core technologies: was Re: An RDF wishlist

From: Ian Davis <lists@iandavis.com>
Date: Fri, 2 Jul 2010 11:26:52 +0100
Message-ID: <AANLkTinjG5YUSbv9Sc9iYQK7sjbBexCHY3vT5qQzHGCW@mail.gmail.com>
To: Bob Ferris <zazi@elbklang.net>
Cc: Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>, Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
On Fri, Jul 2, 2010 at 11:13 AM, Bob Ferris <zazi@elbklang.net> wrote:
> Hi Ian,
>
>> But now people are seeing some of
>>
>> the data being made available in browseable form e.g. at data.gov.uk
>> or dbpedia and saying, "I want to make one of those".
>
> I don't really believe that people would say after browsing dbpedia "I want
> to make one of those". That's not the User Experience users expect to get.
> Please remember the "Semantic-Web-UI" discussion last time. People are
> tending to use/experience richer visualisations of the
> data/knowledge/information in the background. I hear often, especially in
> the last time, the term 'story telling' - and that's it, I think.


Actually there is a class of people that do say that. They want to be
the "dbpedia of X", whatever X is. No matter how much we can criticise
dbpedia for its appearance or data quality, we have to applaud the
fact that it defined a new category of service.

Ian
Received on Friday, 2 July 2010 10:27:25 UTC

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