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Re: JSON-LD terminology

From: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>
Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2012 12:55:01 +0100
Cc: public-rdf-wg@w3.org
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To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
On 30 Aug 2012, at 20:11, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
> Here a little breakdown that shows how EAV, RDF, and Linked Data are related:
> 
> 1. EAV -- basic model has implicit semantics (i.e., assumptions are made about the entity, attribute, value slots) and no there no specifics about denotation mechanism
> 
> 2. RDF -- basic model has explicit semantics and IRIs are expressly outlined as the denotation mechanism (this is also why, for the R-D-F reflux community, you can talk about RDF via EAV + URIs style narratives)
> 
> 3. Linked Data -- builds on RDF or EAV by adding specific URI de-reference behavior that facilitates critical indirection used to implicitly associate an IRI with its description .
> 
> RDF != Linked Data. Never has been. Its an optional (preferred by W3C, naturally) route to the destination. Conflating RDF and Linked Data hasn't benefited either endeavor, to date.

For the record, I think that's an excellent way of framing the situation.

Best,
Richard
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