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RDF 1.1 Primer draft - comments

From: Yves Raimond <yves.raimond@bbc.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2014 17:06:20 +0000
To: "public-rdf-comments@w3.org" <public-rdf-comments@w3.org>
CC: Gareth Adams <Gareth.Adams@bbc.co.uk>
Message-ID: <1389632776.963.6.camel@RD000190>
Hello,

Below are some comments by Gareth Adams (BBC developer) on the RDF 1.1
Primer.

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* The primer should introduce SPARQL in the first introduction of the
example, by adding something like "Once you have a graph like this, you
can use [[SPARQL]] to query for e.g. people interested in paintings by
Leonardo da Vinci". When you're reading a primer and you don't know
anything about Semantic Web technologies, every instruction seems like
extra work to do. The quicker you can explain where the benefit of a
particular technology appears, the easier it is to understand.
* In the IRI section, the primer should include a statement about
sharing IRIs, and add an example of a vocabulary IRI (e.g.
<http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/Person>, for example).
 * In the vocabulary section, the primer should state that vocabularies
should ideally be reused. New terms should only be introduced if they're
not already defined. If you gather RDF data from multiple sources (web
pages, online databases, etc.), it will simplify the queries you'll need
to write against this data. For example it is easier to query for all
<http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/Person> instead of all
<http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/Person> and all <http://schema.org/Person>.
* The 'RDF data' section should include a point about using this data
through SPARQL, pointing at the SPARQL Primer.
* Turtle (or even better, N-Triples) conveys the message better than
JSON-LD, which might lead to distracting readers from the core part of
RDF (triples).
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Best,
Yves


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