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Re: Making Your LInked Data Discoverable

From: Bernadette Hyland <bhyland@3roundstones.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2013 18:54:01 -0500
Cc: "public-rww@w3.org" <public-rww@w3.org>, "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>, Virtuoso Users <virtuoso-users@lists.sourceforge.net>, "dbpedia-discussion@lists.sourceforge.net" <dbpedia-discussion@lists.sourceforge.net>
Message-Id: <21358257-7C96-4FB4-8880-6D25BC58F017@3roundstones.com>
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Thanks Kingsley, timely input into the Linked Data Best Practices doc that is being drafted and will be available for review shortly.  

Cheers,

Bernadette Hyland, co-chair 
W3C Government Linked Data Working Group
Charter: http://www.w3.org/2011/gld/

On Jan 23, 2013, at 3:09 PM, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com> wrote:

> All,
> 
> Over the years there has been a subtle "blind spot" re. Linked Data that ultimately leads to many a debate thread about Linked Data utility and applications etc.. Thus, I would like to outline a few simple best practices that would go a long way to putting these reoccurring issues to rest, once and for all.
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> Whenever you publish an (X)HTML based Linked Data interface please try to achieve at least one of the following:
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> 1. Use Linked Data URIs in @href attribute of the <a/> tag associated with the literal values that typically label the subject, predicate, or object of an RDF triple.
> 2. Use the <link/> tag's @rel attribute to associate the (X)HTML document with Linked Data URIs of entities it describes or simply mentions (casually or topically).
> 3. If you have server access and admin level privileges, repeat #2 on the server side using the "Link:" header in HTTP responses .
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> Irrespective of how subjectively beautiful or ugly an (X)HTML interface might be re., Linked Data display, the utility of your Linked Data is ultimately comprised if it cannot be discovered, shared, and easily referenced to by other Linked Data tools.
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> Remember, this is all about webby structured data that leverages the RDF data model -- an entity relationship model endowed with explicit machine (and human) comprehensible entity relationship semantics :-)
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> Here's a simple example from DBpedia: http://bit.ly/10wXsXF .
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> Regards,
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> Kingsley Idehen	
> Founder & CEO
> OpenLink Software
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