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Re: Get your dataset on the next LOD cloud diagram

From: Hugh Glaser <hg@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2011 10:40:05 +0000
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
CC: "<public-lod@w3.org>" <public-lod@w3.org>
Message-ID: <EMEW3|5075f734055a8aab2adc43c0dc0e60dan6CBe902hg|ecs.soton.ac.uk|13C75FF4-320B-43A8-B517-100F784D8175@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
If a dataset has not been available in any Linked Data way for 3+ months it should not appear on the cloud we show people, coloured or not.

It is no more. It has ceased to be. It has expired and gone to meet its maker. If it had not been nailed to the cloud it would have fallen off. It is an ex-dataset.
We could have another diagram of datasets whose metadata processes are now history and have shuffled off this mortal coil, run down the SPARQL endpoint and joined the bleeding choir invisible, but that would only be useful as an historic document.

At this stage it is all about quality, not quantity.
In fact 3+ months seems a long time - I would go for 1 month.


On 12 Jul 2011, at 23:38, Kingsley Idehen wrote:

> On 7/12/11 11:21 PM, Pablo Mendes wrote:
>> Thanks, Thomas.
>> Giovanni, it was a coreference resolution problem from my side. You meant 'they'=datasets and I read 'they'=people. It was anyhow a possible question to come by and it's (hopefully) clearer now. Sorry for the confusion.
>> Now to the intended question.
>> I will discuss the issue of availability with my colleagues. But my personal opinion is that availability is an important quality indicator, and should be incorporated if feasible wrt to time and resource availability. Could we perhaps have others (e.g. Sindice, Openlink cloud cache, etc.) also providing their assessment of this specific indicator? It sounds like it's of shared interest and could benefit from multiple independent assessments.
>> What do you think?
>> Cheers,
>> Pablo
>> On Jul 12, 2011 10:54 PM, "Thomas Steiner" <tomac@google.com> wrote:
> Datasets that are inaccessible for large amounts of time (e.g., 3+ months) ultimately undermine the LOD cloud. Rather than removing a dataset, why not color code LOD cloud bubbles using the same color scheme from: http://labs.mondeca.com/sparqlEndpointsStatus/index.html, if possible?
> For better or for worse, the LOD cloud pictorial is now a staple re. Linked Data marketing comms. collateral. 
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