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Re: 15 Ways to Think About Data Quality (Just for a Start)

From: glenn mcdonald <glenn@furia.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2011 10:08:28 -0400
Message-ID: <BANLkTikXobkORfpC633XUdxg0T22feH4vg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Cc: Deborah MacPherson <debmacp@gmail.com>, "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>
> But who ever told you, or inferred to you, that any LOD demo is about the
> "Complete Linked Data Experience" let alone the "Complete Data Experience".

I didn't capitalize those. A human's experience of data is the product of
the underlying data and the tool/experience/interface through which they see

Excel the pathetic dominates the world of spreadsheets. Nuff said.

And yet, you don't seem to have dissolved your company, therefore you don't
actually think Excel is the end of all conversations.

Did write an alternative? Why isn't the world using your alternative if such
> a thing exists. Bearing in mind the huge market share of Excel why are you
> overlooking the massive opportunity to cleanup via your superior product?

I wasn't making any claims about my project in this thread. But Needle and
Google Refine are two examples of attempts to do data-management tools with
more of a focus on cleanup and curation.

> What is a Data Tool? Again, 100% subjective.

I don't think I know what you mean by the word "subjective".

E.g., Danny Ayers yesterday was trying to make a SPARQL query for Wordnet
> that found the planets in the solar system that aren't named after Roman
> gods. But neither he nor I could find any way in the data to distinguish
> actual planets in the list of solar bodies, so we couldn't quite make it
> right.
> And did you post a callout here or on Twitter or anyone else for other
> folks to chime in?

Yes, Danny asked the question on Twitter and on his blog. I saw it and
answered it. Nobody else "chimed in".
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