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Re: Linked Data discussions require better communication

From: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 14:28:57 -0400
Message-ID: <51C349E9.1060107@dbooth.org>
To: Stephane Fellah <fellahst@gmail.com>
CC: Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>
On 06/20/2013 12:50 PM, Stephane Fellah wrote:
> Hi,
> I agree with Luca's viewpoint. The W3C standard RDF model (a.k.a triple
> model) is one of most fundamental piece of the technology stack defining
> Linked Data (along with URIs and HTTP). I think it is important to make
> understand the community that Linked Data  can be serialized into
> different representations (Turtle, RDF/XML, JSON-LD, N3, NTriples,
> TrigG, and any future formats) , as long as they are isomorphic to RDF
> model (meaning data can be converted to a set of triples and identifiers
> are based on URIs). If the data are NOT convertible to RDF model, I do
> not consider it as Linked Data.  To make the system works, you need some
> set of standards on which everyone agree: HTTP, URIs, RDF are
> fundamental to Linked Data.  Saying we do not need RDF model for Linked
> Data is like saying we do not need URL or HTTP for the web of documents.


Very well put.

David Booth
Received on Thursday, 20 June 2013 18:29:24 UTC

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