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Re: Linked Data discussions require better communication

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 13:15:24 -0400
Message-ID: <51C338AC.6030501@openlinksw.com>
To: public-lod@w3.org
On 6/20/13 12:49 PM, Luca Matteis wrote:
> Kingsley, nothing you just said in reply to my statement has to do 
> with the *definition* of Linked Data, which is what I was discussing.
> It's not really productive to "quote" people's statements, and answer 
> with something entirely unrelated.
> I understand what RDF is and what it allows you to do (the two points 
> you made), but going back to the definition, why do top sites mention 
> specifically RDF when describing Linked Data?

Because people talk about Linked Data and RDF together. That doesn't in 
imply that you MUST know RDF to create and publish Linked Data -- which 
remains my fundamental point.

Google search results aren't a topic of interest or debate to me. I 
don't want to open up that can of worms.

> On Thu, Jun 20, 2013 at 6:27 PM, Kingsley Idehen 
> <kidehen@openlinksw.com <mailto:kidehen@openlinksw.com>> wrote:
>     On 6/20/13 11:45 AM, Luca Matteis wrote:
>>     On Thu, Jun 20, 2013 at 5:02 PM, Melvin Carvalho
>>     <melvincarvalho@gmail.com <mailto:melvincarvalho@gmail.com>> wrote:
>>       # Restate/reflect ideas that in other posts that are
>>         troubling/puzzling and ask for confirmation or clarification.
>>     I am simply confused with the idea brought forward by Kingsley
>>     that RDF is *not* part of the definition of Linked Data. The
>>     evidence shows the contrary: the top sites that define Linked
>>     Data, such as Wikipedia, Linkeddata.org and Tim-BL's meme
>>     specifically mention RDF, for example:
>>     "It builds upon standard Web technologies such as HTTP, RDF and
>>     URIs" - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linked_data
>>     "connecting pieces of data, information, and knowledge on the
>>     Semantic Web using URIs and RDF." - http://linkeddata.org/
>>     This is *the only thing* that I'm discussing here. Nothing else.
>>     The current *definition* of Linked Data.
>     Here's what I am saying, again:
>     1. You can create and publish web-like structured data without any
>     knowledge of RDF .
>     2. You can create and publish web-like data that's enhanced with
>     human- and machine-comprehensible entity relationship semantics
>     when you add RDF to the mix.
>     Venn diagram based Illustration of my point: http://bit.ly/16EVFVG .
>     If you want your Linked Data to be interpretable by machine, then
>     you can achieve that goal via RDF based Linked Data and
>     applications equipped with RDF processing capability.
>     RDF entity relationship semantics are *explicit* whereas
>     run-of-the-mill entity relationship model based entity
>     relationship semantics are *implicit*.
>     RDF is the W3C's recommended framework for increasing the semantic
>     fidelity of relations that constitute the World Wide Web.
>     It isn't really that complicated.
>     RDF can be talked about usefully without inadvertently creating an
>     eternally distracting Reality Distortion Field, laden with
>     indefensible ambiguity.
>     -- 
>     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>
>     Twitter/Identi.ca handle: @kidehen
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Kingsley Idehen	
Founder & CEO
OpenLink Software
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