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Re: Metadata Element Set Cloud

From: Bernard Vatant <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2011 00:27:30 +0200
Message-ID: <BANLkTim=dtr7HA9pq-CmXzdWduXGY_JrXg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Thomas Baker <tbaker@tbaker.de>
Cc: Jodi Schneider <jodi.schneider@deri.org>, Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>, public-xg-lld <public-xg-lld@w3.org>
Hi Tom and all

Good news is that I'm still alive and lurking at what is going on in LLD, if
not more ...
"It depends what the arrow means.". Indeed! That's why with VOAF we have
tried to explicit different meaning of arrows linking vocabularies.
See http://labs.mondeca.com/vocab/voaf/index.html#reliesOn and following

I would be happy to see this vocabulary reused/criticized/augmented here.

See e.g. graphics at
To see different flavours of links. Actually arrows are often confusing so
we decided to have a graph for in links and another for out links, and
colors on the vocabularies referencing and referenced by the current
vocabularies following the "meaning" of links.

When a vocabulary has several different ways to be linked to the current
one, it appears more that one. This is a bit suboptimal.
And of course with more than 100 vocabularies now, the most popular ones
such as FOAF, DC or SKOS already meet a problem of scalability of the graph



2011/4/13 Thomas Baker <tbaker@tbaker.de>

> On Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 03:05:40PM +0100, Jodi Schneider wrote:
> > From the perspective of giving an overview, I especially like the "cloud"
> mockup, where an arrow means that a vocabulary is being used in another.
> (I'd consider switching the direction of the arrows, but maybe that's just
> me!)
> >
> http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/File:LLD-MetadataElementSetCloudMock.png
> I guess it depends what the arrow means.  I read it as meaning
> "references", so
> the direction of the arrows looks correct to me.
> Tom
> --
> Tom Baker <tbaker@tbaker.de>

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