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Re: SemWeb Non-Starter -- Distributed URI Discovery

From: Denny Vrandecic <dvr@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de>
Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2005 09:24:58 +0100
Message-ID: <4242795A.8000601@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de>
To: Benjamin Nowack <bnowack@appmosphere.com>
Cc: Stephen Rhoads <rhoadsnyc@mac.com>, semantic-web@w3.org

Benjamin Nowack wrote:
 > On 22.03.2005 18:18:22, Stephen Rhoads wrote:
 >>So, with that settled, letís restate the problem:
 >>
 >>At present, there is no formal, generalized mechanism whereby a Web
 >>Agent, upon discovery of a URI, and lacking knowledge about that URI,
 >>can query the Originator of the URI in order to obtain an RDF
 >>description of the URI.
 >
 > True, unfortunately. I was hoping the SWBPD WG (or DAWG) would address
 > this issue but I'm not sure if they're going to.

I think the problem is actually solved: there's rdfs:seeAlso and 
rdfs:isDefinedBy, and well, just look up the URI there.

rdfs:seeAlso:
http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/REC-rdf-schema-20040210/#ch_seealso

rdfs:isDefinedBy:
http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/REC-rdf-schema-20040210/#ch_isdefinedby

Connection to OWL:
http://www.w3.org/TR/owl-ref/#Annotations

So we have an solution that doesn't move out of the Ontology-space, 
doesn't hassle around with HTTP protocols and works nicely, I guess.

Best regards,
denny

(Sorry, Stephen, for writing this double to you)


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Denny Vrandecic
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