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Re: Introducing the Knowledge Graph: things, not strings

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Wed, 16 May 2012 18:52:36 -0400
Message-ID: <4FB42FB4.5090107@openlinksw.com>
To: Amit Krishna Joshi <joshiamitkrishna@gmail.com>
CC: Bernard Vatant <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>, "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>
On 5/16/12 6:33 PM, Amit Krishna Joshi wrote:
> Good news for all of us in the semantic web community. Just wondering 
> why Google is reluctant to use 'semantic' word even once in the blog 
> <http://googleblog.blogspot.de/2012/05/introducing-knowledge-graph-things-not.html>. 
>
>

As they say: its Things for Strings. Basically, labels don't matter. 
Identifiers (URIs) are sacrosanct :-)

"The Semantic Web" is a literal moniker, its essence exists in the 
relational property graph that manifests its real description or formal 
definition.

Same applies to "Giant Global Graph" etc..

Now thanks to DBpedia and the rest of the LOD cloud collective, we have 
URIs and associated Linked Data oriented content for these concepts:

1. http://dbpedia.org/resource/Semantic_Web - Semantic Web
2. http://dbpedia.org/resource/Giant_Global_Graph -- Giant Global Graph
3. http://dbpedia.org/resource/Linked_Data -- Linked Data
4. http://dbpedia.org/resource/World_Wide_Web -- Web .

And thanks to Entity Relations & SPARQL we can do stuff like this: 
http://dbpedia.org/describe/?uri=http://dbpedia.org/resource/Giant_Global_Graph 
.

Labels don't matter anymore, it now boils down to the content 
(*character*) of those resources bearing Linked Data graphs :-)

Kingsley

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> Amit
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> On Wed, May 16, 2012 at 5:48 PM, Kingsley Idehen 
> <kidehen@openlinksw.com <mailto:kidehen@openlinksw.com>> wrote:
>
>     On 5/16/12 5:45 PM, Bernard Vatant wrote:
>>     Thanks to all who had this ground ploughed and sown patiently
>>     since those dark ages where Google was all but an idea.
>>     Now the grain is ripe and it's a great time for them to harvest
>>     ... hope we are left with some crumbs to pick up as a reward of
>>     our efforts :)
>
>     The rewards remain eternally plentiful. That's the inherent nature
>     of the Web :-)
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>     Kingsley
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>>     Bernard
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>>     2012/5/16 Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com
>>     <mailto:kidehen@openlinksw.com>>
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>>         On 5/16/12 4:02 PM, Melvin Carvalho wrote:
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>>             Big thumbs up (at least in principle) from google on
>>             linked data
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>>             http://googleblog.blogspot.de/2012/05/introducing-knowledge-graph-things-not.html
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>>
>>         +1000...
>>
>>         It's getting real interesting. Google and Facebook as massive
>>         Linked Data Spaces, awesome!
>>
>>         -- 
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>>         Regards,
>>
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