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Re: Describing Stuff You Like using Turtle

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2012 21:40:52 +0200
Message-ID: <CAKaEYhKbaK36E0vEQ-dW4-JqPJoMTSGRciZvHqzjZv+2biV=nA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Cc: "public-rww@w3.org" <public-rww@w3.org>, "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>
On 19 September 2012 20:44, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com> wrote:

> All,
>
> As I've often stated, there's a premature optimization bug in the Linked
> Data narrative. We early adopters concluded -- incorrectly -- that nobody
> would ever need to craft Linked Data documents by hand. Of course, a lot of
> that had to do with RDF/XML and Turtle's protracted journey towards W3C
> recommendation status. Anyway, focusing on the present, we have an
> opportunity to fix the aforementioned narrative bug by revisiting the value
> of crafting Linked Data documents by hand.
>
> I've dropped a simple post showcasing the use of a Turtle document to
> describe some of the things I like [1].
>
> Why is Turtle important?
> People master new concepts by exercise. Crafting Turtle documents by hand
> brings focus back to subject-predicate-object or entity-attribute-value
> concept comprehension, with regards to basic sentence structure etc..
>
> How does it aid Linked Data demystification etc?
>
> It adds a Do-It-Yourself dimension that boils down to constructing a local
> Turtle document and publishing it to the Web, via a plethora of storage
> services that remove the following hurdles:
>
> 1. Domain Ownership
> 2. DNS Server access and admin level control
> 3. HTTP Server access and admin level control
> 4. URI pattern issues confusion and distraction.
>
> Once end-users understand the basics, reinforced by simple exercises, it
> equips them with the foundation and critical context for tools appreciation.
>
> Turtle is very important to Linked Data comprehension. Its a syntax that's
> user profile agnostic, unlike others that ultimately server specific
> programmer profiles:
>
> 1. Turtle -- everyone
> 2. HTML+Microdata -- HTML programmers
> 3. (X)HTML+RDFa -- (X)HTML programmers
> 4. JSON-LD -- Javascript programmers
> 5. RDF/XML -- no comment, but certainly not 1-4 :-)
>

Really nice summary.

I've been using the phrase "URL or it didn't happen" lately ... but I guess
you need some data first.

You think relative paths are the way to go wrt to defining data URIs?


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> Links:
>
> 1. http://bit.ly/SBDmXr -- Turtle document describing stuff I like .
>
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>
> Regards,
>
> Kingsley Idehen
> Founder & CEO
> OpenLink Software
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