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Re: Simple Linked Data Publishing For Non Programmers

From: Michael Brunnbauer <brunni@netestate.de>
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2012 14:30:25 +0200
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Cc: public-lod@w3.org
Message-ID: <20120726123025.GA19957@netestate.de>

Hello Kingsley,

On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 07:34:01AM -0400, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
> My answer: when you publish a document on the Web you don't necessarily 
> do so with a single search engine / document indexer in mind.

Thats the theory. In practise, you have Google in mind.

> As I said it isn't about Google. Its just about publishing documents 
> because you want the content available to others on the network.

"But the others don't speak Turtle"

> The business case for Linked Data has always started by addressing the 
> most basic business needs:
> 1. access to data across disparate data sources...
> 2. conceptual level virtualization of disparate data sources...
> 3. sophisticated integration at the conceptual level...
> 4. sophisticated data access policies...
> 5. effective dissemination...

This does not sound like SME business needs to me but maybe I have a wrong
picture of the number of disparate data sources or the level of sophistication
in SMEs.

> In the past, there's been a tendency to juxtapose RDF and RDBMS 
> technology in manners the infer mutual exclusivity.

And not without reason. If you write an application, you want to store and
retrieve your data via *one* (transactional) query language. Otherwise you get
inconsistent data and spaghetti code.

> >Every one has it's use cases. Some have more, some have less.
> But that doesn't answer my question. I wanted to know if any of the 
> items above are useless, for instance.

And my answer was no ("Every one has it's use cases").

> >The RDF/SPARQL/OWL stack has it's use cases and is here to stay.
> But we are talking about usecases at that level. We are discussing the 
> issue of Linked Data. Those items (once again) are *distracting* 
> implementation details.

I am not discussing the issue of linked data. I am discussing the
RDF/SPARQL/OWL technology stack. I think we are not getting anywhere.

Regards,

Michael Brunnbauer

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