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Re: The tone of the "JSON-LD vs. RDF" debate (was re: Sub-issue on the re-definition of Linked Data)

From: Sven R. Kunze <sven.kunze@informatik.tu-chemnitz.de>
Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2013 11:54:44 +0200
Message-ID: <20130612115444.Horde._ejYnwCyMC6scMJ_V7SLEQ2@mail.tu-chemnitz.de>
To: Gregg Reynolds <dev@mobileink.com>
Cc: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, David Booth <david@dbooth.org>, Gregg Kellogg <gregg@greggkellogg.net>, Markus Lanthaler <markus.lanthaler@gmx.net>, public-rdf-comments <public-rdf-comments@w3.org>

Zitat von Gregg Reynolds <dev@mobileink.com>:

> On Mon, Jun 10, 2013 at 10:49 PM, Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org> wrote:
>>  On 06/10/2013 10:29 PM, Manu Sporny wrote:
>> JSON-LD was designed to be compatible with Semantic Web technologies like
>> RDF and SPARQL.
>> +1
>> People intending to use JSON-LD with RDF tools
>> Not sure how that would work.  Suggestion:  people intending to use
> JSON-LD to express RDF data...
>  (or "rdf graphs" or whatever).

Well, if JSON-LD is a concrete syntax of RDF then people indeed will  
wish to work with it on the abstract RDF level. They need tools than  
can parse the JSON-LD and "transform it into a usable programmable  
API" just using the abstract interface.

As I mentioned earlier, the big advantage of RDF is the separation of  
abstract and concrete syntax. Nobody actually wants to take care of  
the concrete syntax. There is a graph and I can query it and change at  
will via an abstract interface like SPARQL or rdflib interface.

  My project currently uses an XML -> turtle
> pipeline, where the XML is effectively used to express (represent, if you
> like) "rdf data", just because it's easier to inspect and edit.  I look
> forward to using JSON-LD to express the same thing in a directly
> RDF-compatible language (or "RDF dialect"? "member of the RDF syntax
> family"?).
> -Gregg Reynolds

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