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Re: Linked Data discussions require better communication

From: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 22:40:04 -0400
Message-ID: <51C3BD04.2040600@dbooth.org>
To: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
CC: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>, Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>
On 06/20/2013 04:46 PM, Melvin Carvalho wrote:
> It's taken 5 years+ to simplify things down to the
> Linked Data meme ("The semantic web done right") and is starting to gain
> some traction.
> [ . . . ]
> The beauty of of LD is that it's simple and can be understood by a wide
> range or people (especially outside academia).  In terms of branding
> it's valid to feel that conflating LD and RDF would be a premature
> optimization.

But if you *believe* that Linked Data is "the semantic web done right" 
then unless you intend to re-architect the semantic web, RDF is 
*essential*, because RDF is the universal data model that was chosen for 
the semantic web.  And without a universal data model you get walled 
gardens of data that cannot be used together.  And that is the 
*opposite* of what the semantic web is all about.

This point was more fully explained here:
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/semantic-web/2013Jun/0120.html

David
Received on Friday, 21 June 2013 02:40:33 UTC

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