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Re: A URI(Web ID) for the semantic web community as a foaf:Group

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2010 18:13:58 +0100
Message-ID: <w2m9178f78c1003261013p8037a37fh8c36e17c37c9a1bc@mail.gmail.com>
To: "KangHao Lu (Kenny)" <kennyluck@csail.mit.edu>
Cc: public-lod@w3.org, Tom Heath <tom.heath@talis.com>
2010/3/26 KangHao Lu (Kenny) <kennyluck@csail.mit.edu>

> Hi all & hi Tom,
>
> Does the Semantic Web Interest Group (or the Linked Data community), as a
> foaf:Group or something equivalent, has a WebID(URI)? Sorry but I didn't
> check whether this has been brought up.
>
> If it doesn't, I would certainly hope that it does have one. I think the
> best choice might be something like
>
> http://linkeddata.org/data#swig
>
> With that, we can "eat our own dog food" and are able to ask the following
> questions with SPARQL (doap-based questions)
>
> Question 1: What are all the semantic web people working on?
>
> SPARQL1 :
>
> SELECT ?person ?propject
> WHERE {
>    <http://linkeddata.org/data#swig> foaf:member ?person.
>   ?project doap:developer ?person .
>
> Question 2: What programming languages do semantic web people use?
>
> SELECT DISTINCT ?person ?lang
> WHERE {
>    <http://linkeddata.org/data#swig> foaf:member ?person.
>   ?project doap:developer ?person .
>   ?project doap:programming-language ?lang.
> }
>
> I mean, from questions of our interest, we can develop *our* Linked Data
> and we can also develop the DOAP vocabulary when needed so that, in the
> future, we can ask "What RDF backends does SWIG people use, Jena or Virtuoso
> or Sesame".
>
> FYI:
> 1. timbl's WebID does link(that is, doap:developer reverse links) to two of
> his projects, namely, tabulator and CWM
> 2. Dbpedia, as a doap:Project, does have a URI <
> http://www4.wiwiss.fu-berlin.de/is-group/page/projects/Project13>, and it
> is bidirectionally linked to it's developers.
>
>
> So, for things to work. I would just recommend to place a N3 file at
> http://linkeddata.org/data . It can be maintained manually by Tom or we
> can have a very simple form for updating WebIDs of SWIG people.
>
> The spirit is very similar to http://data.semanticweb.org/ , but since
>
> 1. I am not an academic person, so I am not even on the list of people
> 2. I found manually created RDF much more useful than those generated by
> machine (this is controversial, I know) and I would be happy to see more
> cross-domain links, that is, Tim's URI should be
>
> http://www.w3.org/People/Berners-Lee/card#i
>
> not
>
> http://data.semanticweb.org/person/tim-berners-lee
>
>
> The choice of http://linkeddata.org/data is because:
> 1. linkeddata.org It's the first google hit of "Linked Data"
> 2. Unlike those sites generated by large systems such as SemanticWiki, I
> think linkeddata.org is more flexible to make little changes like this
> one.
>
> What do you guys think?
>

Really nice idea.  I find http://crschmidt.net/semweb/doapamatic/ nice.

But I think to really dogfood this properly it has to be an access
controlled datawiki (edit vai sparul/webdav auth via foaf, with web acls).
Then you dont need anyone to maintain it and it should be self healing.  We
can iterate on the rules and structure etc. perhaps doing one by hand first,
but I think we have the tools to showcase what the sem web can do here.

Perhaps we can put the source under a shared project.  I think between us we
have the expertise to to build it?


>
>
> Have a nice weekend,
> Kenny
>
>
>
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