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Re: Benifit of Schema.org over linked data or vice versa

From: Lloyd Fassett <lloyd@azteria.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2014 12:53:23 -0700
Message-ID: <CACKFJ0APj7LRXo_VfWv49ONAKx17gEUQB0_s2RB62tPU-B3KFA@mail.gmail.com>
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It's a really interesting question to me.  I get the feeling that
Schema.org is for publishing for search engines.  Linked Data on the other
hand is more capable of enabling more interaction and re-use of data
between different applications.

Linked Data could enable a stand alone application as well, where it
wouldn't make sense to do that with Schema.org.

Is that about right?

Thanks,

Lloyd Fassett
Azteria, Inc.
Bend, OR

Lloyd Fassett
Azteria Inc.
Bend, OR
(541) 848-2440 (PST)


On Mon, Jun 2, 2014 at 8:32 AM, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
wrote:

> On 6/2/14 9:40 AM, Dan Brickley wrote:
>
>> When TimBL originally wrote
>> http://www.w3.org/designissues/linkeddata.html  it was largely a
>> response to the indirect linking model we'd been using in the FOAF
>> project.
>>
>
> Dan,
>
> I wouldn't say using HTTP URIs for unambiguous denotation of entities was
> a response to FOAF. It just so happened that FOAF provided a nice anecdote
> [1] for making the point. It's hard to explain why "You" need an HTTP URI
> that denotes "You" unambiguously if there's nothing in place to support and
> demonstrate the utility of a common practice in the real-world that's
> simply being exploitable via the Web medium.
>
> As you know, unambiguous HTTP URI based entity denotation dates back to
> the very notion of a World Wide Web  (on Paper and inside TimBL's head)
> [2][3] :-)
>
> How all of this got lost I will never know, but I do challenge anyone to
> image the real-world without:
>
> 1. words -- that denoted things unambiguously
> 2. terms -- that denoted things unambiguously
> 3. sentences comprised of ambiguous words
> 4. statements comprised of ambiguous terms.
>
> If RDF had been promoted (from the onset) as a Language rather than a
> Format (specifically RDF/XML) we wouldn't still be deliberating these
> matters circa., 2014.
>
> Links:
>
> [1] http://bit.ly/1tBFW2Q -- Get Yourself a URI post by TimBL
>
> [2] http://bit.ly/1aNuWca -- original WWW proposal (this couldn't include
> live HTTP URIs since the Web was at the proposal stage)
>
> [3] http://bit.ly/10Y9FL1 -- original WWW proposal embellished with live
> HTTP URIs that denote entities.
>
>
> --
>
> Regards,
>
> Kingsley Idehen
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> OpenLink Software
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