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Re: Linked Data Adoption Challenges Poll

From: ProjectParadigm-ICT-Program <metadataportals@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2012 13:20:15 -0700 (PDT)
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To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Cc: semantic-web <semantic-web@w3.org>, "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>
I DID see the first line, but correct me if I am wrong, what is more important to adoption of Linked Data, the purely technical aspects or the broader issues of the underlying infrastructures?  E.g. Dublin Core addresses metadata issues which have obvious links to the issues I stated earlier.

The underlying infrastructures deal with issues like open access, standards, open source software, open science and online education which requires open online libraries. Now all of these have to be available in local national languages.

So the question is not ONLY nuts and bolts layers superimposed on the existing internet infrastructure.

This dichotomy in thinking is at the heart of many misconceptions about how ICT infrastructures in developing countries can be improved upon.

So the survey of purely technical aspects is a necessary but not sufficient exercise in determining the adoption criteria for linked data.

 
Milton Ponson
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 From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
To: public-lod@w3.org 
Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2012 3:49 PM
Subject: Re: Linked Data Adoption Challenges Poll
 

On 9/13/12 2:28 PM, ProjectParadigm-ICT-Program wrote:

I checked the poll and find missing general ICT infrastructure in place and access thereto. In countries with poor ICT infrastructures we cannot even discuss semantic web technologies and open data.
What infrastructure do you have in mind? In the context of the poll
    I see the following as infrastructure components:

1. DNS Server
2. Web Server.

Please understand that the Semantic Web technology stack is still
    fundamentally about HTTP driven data access and integration. Thus, I
    struggle to see how it might exacerbate existing computing
    infrastructure challenges across nations with poor ICT
    infrastructure.  


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>The biggest hurdles to acceptation and adoption are not purely technical or conceptual, but of access to general ICT infrastructure and in particular open access to repositories.
What makes this specific to Linked Data, beyond the issues already
    outlined in the poll ? 


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>How about a global survey of preconditions and criteria for adoption of linked data and semantic web technologies?
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Linked Data, Semantic Web etc. are all about HTTP based data access,
    representation, integration, and dissemination. 

Kingsley 

 
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>Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2012 12:34 PM
>Subject: Linked Data Adoption Challenges Poll
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>All,
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>I've created a poll oriented towards capturing data about
            issues that folks find most challenging re., Linked Data
            Adoption.
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>Please cast your vote as the results will be useful to all
            Linked Data stakeholders.
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>Link: http://poll.fm/3w0cb .
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--  Regards, Kingsley Idehen	      
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