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Re: Linked Data Dogfood circa. 2013

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Mon, 07 Jan 2013 09:04:55 -0500
Message-ID: <50EAD607.8030503@openlinksw.com>
To: public-lod@w3.org
On 1/6/13 7:05 PM, Hugh Glaser wrote:
>> See my comments above.  What is an Application in your world view?
> Interesting and useful comment. You used the word - tell me what you mean please.
> Best
> Hugh

As you know, definitions are subjective. If you can define what an 
Application (in the context of Linked Data consumption) is, I can then 
attempt to answer your question about specific applications in light of 
such clarity.

Again, I see Linked Data as a stealthy tweak of the Web that basically 
adds a data space dimension to the initial information space dimension. 
I am sure you know, I've always seen Linked Data as a mechanism for 
building on existing technologies associated with:

1. data representation
2. data access
3. data integration
4. data dissemination
5. data management.

I was asked the other day: what's the ultimate report? My answer was: 
the report that enables its reader look at the same data from a myriad 
of perspectives (via in-built pivoting).

Linked Data makes the statement above possible, which is why (in my eyes 
and usage patterns) all applications that are capable of HTTP GETs are 
bonafide Linked Data consumer applications :-)

In an attempt to refocus this thread, I suspect, your point is that we 
have a dearth of Linked Data support pronunciations aligned to Linked 
Data consumption -- since the focus always seems to be about new data 
sets. Am I correct in that assumption, with regards to your main point?

-- 

Regards,

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