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Re: SemWeb Non-Starter -- Distributed URI Discovery

From: Denny Vrandecic <dvr@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de>
Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2005 12:43:28 +0100
Message-ID: <4242A7E0.8020901@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de>
To: John Pybus <john@pybus.org>
Cc: Benjamin Nowack <bnowack@appmosphere.com>, semantic-web@w3.org

John Pybus wrote:
> Benjamin Nowack wrote:
>> On 24.03.2005 09:24:58, Denny Vrandecic wrote:
>>> Benjamin Nowack wrote:
>>>> On 22.03.2005 18:18:22, Stephen Rhoads wrote:

>>>>> 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.

>> see my reply to max, stephen's semweb agent unfortunately doesn't
>> have an rdfs:seeAlso yet. All it starts with is a single URI.

> What any human agent would do with an unknown term on the web: ask 
> google (or some other SW specific search engine)?  ;-)

Sounds good. A Semantic Web Web Service that just gathers all the 
rdfs:seeAlso and rdfs:isDefinedBy triples out there and returns you an 
URI when asking for an URI (maybe even with some specials like Source, 
and time, format of the answer URI if it is an URL, and such).


Denny Vrandecic
Institute AIFB, University of Karlsruhe (TH)
Blog: http://semantic.nodix.net
Received on Thursday, 24 March 2005 11:46:41 UTC

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