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Re: Making Your LInked Data Discoverable

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2013 22:30:41 -0500
Message-ID: <5100AAE1.50504@openlinksw.com>
To: Bernadette Hyland <bhyland@3roundstones.com>
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>
On 1/23/13 6:54 PM, Bernadette Hyland wrote:
> Thanks Kingsley, timely input into the Linked Data Best Practices doc 
> that is being drafted and will be available for review shortly.

Great!

To flesh out matters a little more with regards to <link/> or "Link:" 
and @rel:

1. the relationship between an HTML document (conventional i.e., not 
embedded data islands via RDFa, Microformats, or Microdata) in the 
loosest form is via "related" as opposed to "alternate" -- typically, 
you would be expressing the triple: <HTMLDocURL> xhv:related 
<SomeLinkedDataEntityName> ;

2. if an IANA predicate doesn't work then simply use the Linked Data URI 
of a predicate that best reflects the relationship between the HTML 
document and the entity denoted by a Linked Data URI -- e.g., <link 
rel="http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#seeAlso" 
href={SomeLinkedDataEntityName} .../>


Kingsley
>
> 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 
> <mailto: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.
>>
>> Whenever you publish an (X)HTML based Linked Data interface please 
>> try to achieve at least one of the following:
>>
>> 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 .
>>
>> 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.
>>
>> 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 :-)
>>
>> Here's a simple example from DBpedia: http://bit.ly/10wXsXF .
>>
>> -- 
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Kingsley Idehen
>> Founder & CEO
>> OpenLink Software
>> Company Web: http://www.openlinksw.com
>> Personal Weblog: http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/~kidehen 
>> <http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/%7Ekidehen>
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>>
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>


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Regards,

Kingsley Idehen	
Founder & CEO
OpenLink Software
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