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Re: Wiki page on Goals

From: Thomas Baker <tbaker@tbaker.de>
Date: Fri, 3 Dec 2010 11:59:16 -0500
To: Emmanuelle Bermes <manue.fig@gmail.com>
Cc: Mark van Assem <mark@cs.vu.nl>, public-xg-lld <public-xg-lld@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20101203165916.GA2424@octavius>
On Fri, Dec 03, 2010 at 04:32:20PM +0100, Emmanuelle Bermes wrote:
> Ok to cover all kind of description with RELATE - but I'm not sure
> this will feel comfortable for librarians. Librarians are only sure
> about one thing, they describe things. If you take that away from
> them, well... your responsibility ;-)
> More seriously, I feel slightly uncomfortable with using RELATE for
> litterals (which proves I am a librarian ;-).

Point taken. I have backed it out of [1].

[1] http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/Goals#Make_relationships

> I propose we change the description of RELATE(new) into :
>     * new - to specify new relationships between entities (e.g. Use
> Case Mapping Scholarly Debate) either using machine processing
> (inferences, alignments, etc.) or manually (tagging, cataloguing)

+1

> Another question about RELATE(existing) :
> relationships may exist in the data but be totally implicit. If you
> make them explicit, is it a new relationship, or an existing one ?
> Example (very simplified) :
> 
> (implicit relationship)
> http://example.com/book1 dc:creator "J.R.R. Tolkien"
> http://example.com/book2 dc:creator "J.R.R.Tolkien"
> http://viaf.org/viaf/95218067 foaf:name "Tolkien, J.R.R. (John Ronald
> Reuel), 1892-1973"
> 
> (same relationship made explicit)
> http://example.com/book1 dc:creator http://viaf.org/viaf/95218067
> http://example.com/book2 dc:creator http://viaf.org/viaf/95218067
> http://viaf.org/viaf/95218067 foaf:name "Tolkien, J.R.R. (John Ronald
> Reuel), 1892-1973"

I'm wondering if the new/existing distinction is really important?
Is there a basic difference between the two goals that we would be
emphasizing by keeping the distinction?  How about:

    RELATE - to specify relationships between entities (e.g. Use
    Case Mapping Scholarly Debate) either using machine processing
    (inferences, alignments, etc.) or manually (tagging, cataloguing)

and then split off:

    AGGREGATE - to specify clusters of related resources

This would leave, under "make relationships":
    MAP
    RELATE
    AGGREGATE

Tom

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Tom Baker <tbaker@tbaker.de>
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