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Re: XML vs. RDF

From: William Bug <William.Bug@DrexelMed.edu>
Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2006 11:53:57 -0400
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To: glen.newton@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca
Thanks, Glen.

These refereed publications are extremely helpful.

As most on this list probably know, this debate has raged for  
sometime over the past 5+ years.

If you want to cast a wider net, try "XML vs RDF" in Google.  I'm not  
suggesting this is the best way of thinking about the issue of when &  
how RDF provides significant value.  I think John's example does this  
well.  There are other examples, such as paper from Nat. Biotech.  
last September by Xiaoshu's and his colleagues.  The resulting Google  
hits are way beyond a HCLS scope, but many of the examples given can  
be mapped into the life science domain.

Cheers,
Bill

On Jul 17, 2006, at 10:59 AM, Glen Newton - NRC/CNRC CISTI/ICIST  
Research wrote:

>
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> Some articles from researchers who appear to not like RDF and the
> direction the Semantic Web is headed (for balance):
>
> "The Pragmatic Web: A Manifesto"
> Mareike Schoop,Aldo de Moor, Jan L.G. Dietz
> http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1125944.1125979
> Communications of the ACM  archive
> 2006, Volume 49 ,  Issue 5  (May 2006) Pages: 75 - 76
>
> Rethinking the semantic Web. Part I
> McCool, R.
> Internet Computing, IEEE Nov.-Dec. 2005
> Volume: 9,  Issue: 6, p. 86- 87
> http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp? 
> isnumber=32927&arnumber=1541954&count=11&index=10
>
> Rethinking the semantic Web. Part 2
> McCooI, R.
> Internet Computing, IEEE Jan.-Feb. 2006
> Volume: 10,  Issue: 1, 93- 96
> http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp? 
> isnumber=33376&arnumber=1580420&count=18&index=16
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> -Glen Newton
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "John Barkley" <jbarkley@nist.gov>
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> Subject: Re: XML vs. RDF
> Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2006 07:52:43 -0400
>
> On the BIONT call last Tuesday (July 11), we discussed some of the  
> points
> that Bill made in his email on XML vs. RDF. Based on a suggestion  
> by Alan to
> dig deeper into this question, we discussed the idea of using short  
> examples
> to illustrate the technical differences between XML vs. RDF.
>
> For my colleagues, I created a simple example that I thought I  
> would share
> (attached) illustrating the difference between XML and RDF with  
> respect to
> the automated validation of semantic consistency.
>
> jb
>
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> ----- Original Message -----
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> To: "w3c semweb hcls" <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
> Sent: Monday, July 10, 2006 7:11 PM
> Subject: [BIONT] Teleconference (Date correction) Tomorrow, Tuesday  
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> Date and Time: 11th July, 2006, 11:00am - 12:00pm
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> Agenda:
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> -        Discuss progress on Ontology Task Force tasks
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Bill Bug
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