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RE: Linked Data Adoption Challenges Poll

From: Michael Hopwood <michael@editeur.org>
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2012 15:31:05 +0100
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>, ProjectParadigm-ICT-Program <metadataportals@yahoo.com>
CC: "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>
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Hmmm. This is a good point. A couple extra questions giving the dimensions of intended use (e.g. timescale, geo, edu/public/private, rough idea of technical platform) would make such data useful.

From: Kingsley Idehen [mailto:kidehen@openlinksw.com]
Sent: 14 September 2012 15:23
To: ProjectParadigm-ICT-Program
Cc: public-lod@w3.org
Subject: Re: Linked Data Adoption Challenges Poll

On 9/14/12 9:45 AM, ProjectParadigm-ICT-Program wrote:
OK But it would be useful to your poll to know in advance which target countries are of most interest to you.

E.g. start wit a select group of countries in which the ICT issues I mentioned are not or hardly relevant.

www.terena.org<http://www.terena.org> should give you a good idea of where to start.

I can make many other polls. Can't address every scenario in a single poll. Also note, you or anyone else can also make a poll :-)


Kingsley



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From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com><mailto:kidehen@openlinksw.com>
To: public-lod@w3.org<mailto:public-lod@w3.org>
Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2012 4:34 PM
Subject: Re: Linked Data Adoption Challenges Poll

On 9/13/12 4:20 PM, ProjectParadigm-ICT-Program wrote:
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.

Maybe, but for now, I want to focus the poll on specific issues affecting those that are in a position to try or want to try. As for the issue with ICT challenged countries, I am looking into specific initiatives targeting such regions e.g., linked open data and government etc.. ..

Kingsley


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From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com><mailto:kidehen@openlinksw.com>
To: public-lod@w3.org<mailto: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.


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 ?


How about a global survey of preconditions and criteria for adoption of linked data and semantic web technologies?

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

All,

I've created a poll oriented towards capturing data about issues that folks find most challenging re., Linked Data Adoption.

Please cast your vote as the results will be useful to all Linked Data stakeholders.

Link: http://poll.fm/3w0cb .

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