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Re: Juicy numbers?

From: Steve Harris <steve.harris@garlik.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2007 10:52:15 +0100
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To: W3C SWEO IG <public-sweo-ig@w3.org>

On 29 Jun 2007, at 10:11, Ivan Herman wrote:
> Kjetil Kjernsmo wrote:
>> Hi all!
>> I'm giving a talk about the Semantic Web today, and I figured I need
>> some juicy numbers. I was thinking in terms of "where is the semweb
>> today, compared to what the web was at some point in time".
>> It is clear that we have a lot of data out there in RDF form, but how
>> much, and if you compare with HTML, at what point did we have as much
>> HTML as we have RDF now?
> The problem is that, in some ways, you are comparing apples and  
> oranges.
> Developments of GRDDL, for example, might blur the boundaries;  
> access to
> various databases (like the Linking Open Data project) again bring  
> data
> that is very difficult to compare with...

There's also the issue of RDF data that's not public, but is still  
accessible in some sense. We've got terabytes of RDF internally  
(around 16GT online at any one moment, the rest in Turtle on disk),  
but it's all confidential data, so I don't really think of it as part  
of the semantic Web.

- Steve
Received on Friday, 29 June 2007 09:52:22 UTC

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