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{Disarmed} Re: Exciting changes at Data.Southampton.ac.uk!

From: Christopher Gutteridge <cjg@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 01 Apr 2011 09:21:14 +0100
Message-ID: <EMEW3|4a1414f9f5df9c7d7ba2255fe1c839aen309M203cjg|ecs.soton.ac.uk|4D958AFA.2000709@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
To: Pablo Mendes <pablomendes@gmail.com>
CC: barry.norton@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de, "<public-lod@w3.org>" <public-lod@w3.org>
That certainly sounds like something we should look into. Does MSWord 97 
support anything similar? Perhaps we have to consider supporting both 
Word97 and PDF to make the service available to all users.


Pablo Mendes wrote:
> 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 
> <mailto: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
>
>
>
>     On 01/04/2011 09:23, Christopher Gutteridge wrote:
>
>         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 <http://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:
>         *MailScanner has detected a possible fraud attempt from
>         "sparql.data.southampton.ac.uk" claiming to be*
>         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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