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Re: Exciting changes at Data.Southampton.ac.uk!

From: Pablo Mendes <pablomendes@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2011 10:14:56 +0200
Message-ID: <AANLkTi=gLeMyYFYr3hD5h3sfobu9k8JQyz=vmnMeQGse@mail.gmail.com>
To: barry.norton@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de
Cc: Christopher Gutteridge <cjg@ecs.soton.ac.uk>, "<public-lod@w3.org>" <public-lod@w3.org>
Good point, Barry. Good work, Christopher! I was wondering myself why aren't
the PDFs annotated with terms derived from an ontology but using artificial
modeling constructs to enable us to do reasoning with them?


On Fri, Apr 1, 2011 at 9:57 AM, Barry Norton <
barry.norton@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de> wrote:

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>
> Congratulations on the move to PDF, but shouldn't these resources really be
> SOAP-resolvable?
>
> It's so backwards-looking merely to rely on HTTP when there's a whole stack
> of technologies you could employ here...
>
> Barry
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> On 01/04/2011 09:23, Christopher Gutteridge wrote:
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>> After some heated debate after the backlash against me for my recent
>> comments about PDF, I've been forced to shift to recommending PDF as the
>> preferred format for the data.southampton.ac.uk site, both for publishing
>> and importing data.
>>
>> There are some issues with this and I know not every one will be happy
>> with the decision; it wasn't easy to make... but on reflection, however,
>> it's the right one. It is much easier for non programmers (the majority of
>> people) to work with PDF documents and they are supported by pretty much
>> every platform you can think of with a choice of tools and the benefit of
>> familiarity.
>>
>> We've provided a wrapper around 4store to make PDF the default output
>> mode:
>>
>> http://sparql.data.southampton.ac.uk/?query=PREFIX+soton%3A+%3Chttp%3A%2F%2Fid.southampton.ac.uk%2Fns%2F%3E%0D%0APREFIX+foaf%3A+%3Chttp%3A%2F%2Fxmlns.com%2Ffoaf%2F0.1%2F%3E%0D%0APREFIX+skos%3A+%3Chttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.w3.org%2F2004%2F02%2Fskos%2Fcore%23%3E%0D%0APREFIX+geo%3A+%3Chttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.w3.org%2F2003%2F01%2Fgeo%2Fwgs84_pos%23%3E%0D%0APREFIX+rdfs%3A+%3Chttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.w3.org%2F2000%2F01%2Frdf-schema%23%3E%0D%0APREFIX+org%3A+%3Chttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.w3.org%2Fns%2Forg%23%3E%0D%0APREFIX+spacerel%3A+%3Chttp%3A%2F%2Fdata.ordnancesurvey.co.uk%2Fontology%2Fspatialrelations%2F%3E%0D%0APREFIX+ep%3A+%3Chttp%3A%2F%2Feprints.org%2Fontology%2F%3E%0D%0APREFIX+dct%3A+%3Chttp%3A%2F%2Fpurl.org%2Fdc%2Fterms%2F%3E%0D%0APREFIX+bibo%3A+%3Chttp%3A%2F%2Fpurl.org%2Fontology%2Fbibo%2F%3E%0D%0APREFIX+owl%3A+%3Chttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.w3.org%2F2002%2F07%2Fowl%23%3E%0D%0A%0D%0ASELECT+%3Fs+WHERE+{%0D%0A++++%3Fs+%3Fp+%3Fo+.%0D%0A}+LIMIT+10&output=pdf&jsonp=#results_table<http://sparql.data.southampton.ac.uk/?query=PREFIX+soton%3A+%3Chttp%3A%2F%2Fid.southampton.ac.uk%2Fns%2F%3E%0D%0APREFIX+foaf%3A+%3Chttp%3A%2F%2Fxmlns.com%2Ffoaf%2F0.1%2F%3E%0D%0APREFIX+skos%3A+%3Chttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.w3.org%2F2004%2F02%2Fskos%2Fcore%23%3E%0D%0APREFIX+geo%3A+%3Chttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.w3.org%2F2003%2F01%2Fgeo%2Fwgs84_pos%23%3E%0D%0APREFIX+rdfs%3A+%3Chttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.w3.org%2F2000%2F01%2Frdf-schema%23%3E%0D%0APREFIX+org%3A+%3Chttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.w3.org%2Fns%2Forg%23%3E%0D%0APREFIX+spacerel%3A+%3Chttp%3A%2F%2Fdata.ordnancesurvey.co.uk%2Fontology%2Fspatialrelations%2F%3E%0D%0APREFIX+ep%3A+%3Chttp%3A%2F%2Feprints.org%2Fontology%2F%3E%0D%0APREFIX+dct%3A+%3Chttp%3A%2F%2Fpurl.org%2Fdc%2Fterms%2F%3E%0D%0APREFIX+bibo%3A+%3Chttp%3A%2F%2Fpurl.org%2Fontology%2Fbibo%2F%3E%0D%0APREFIX+owl%3A+%3Chttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.w3.org%2F2002%2F07%2Fowl%23%3E%0D%0A%0D%0ASELECT+%3Fs+WHERE+%7B%0D%0A++++%3Fs+%3Fp+%3Fo+.%0D%0A%7D+LIMIT+10&output=pdf&jsonp=#results_table>
>>
>> And most information URIs can now be resolved to PDF, but we are sticking
>> to HTML as the default (for now)
>> http://data.southampton.ac.uk/products-and-services/FreshFruit.pdf
>>
>> The full details and rationale are on our data blog
>>
>> http://blogs.ecs.soton.ac.uk/data/2011/04/01/pdf-selected-as-interchange-format/E
>>
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