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RE: SemWeb Non-Starter -- Distributed URI Discovery

From: Geoff Chappell <geoff@sover.net>
Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2005 10:36:01 -0500
To: <semantic-web@w3.org>
Message-ID: <007801c53087$2fcf9a60$6401a8c0@gsclaptop>

I had a few offlist requests for clarification about how the sites I
mentioned addressed the resource discovery issue so thought I should post a
few examples here to make things clearer.

Say your agent wants to know who is saying things about rdfs:Class. 

Using semanticwebsearch, it might use a query like this:

http://www.semanticwebsearch.com/webapi/query?q=%7b%3fp+%5brdfs%3aClass%5d+%
3fo%7d&rf=RDFXML&ps=10&match=%5bhttp%3a%2f%2fwww%2ew3%2eorg%2f2000%2f01%2frd
f%2dschema%23Class%5d

to get a response as RDF.

Or a user might do this (for a more human-friendly presentation):

http://www.semanticwebsearch.com/?st=&ss=s%3D%5Brdfs%3AClass%5D


Using traditional search engines (and relying on the presence of RDFGoo) an
agent or user might locate documents talking about a specific subject (in
this case me) with this query:

http://www.google.com/search?q=S267b7a948cd81637116bbc7c22abfa838eaf9039

or 

http://search.msn.com/results.aspx?q=S267b7a948cd81637116bbc7c22abfa838eaf90
39


To generate a list of docs that might answer the query:

	[a foaf:Person; foaf:firstName "Geoff"; foaf:mbox []].

A user or agent could use this query:

http://www.google.com/search?q=PO24d427e51dd90ed712bc15eb17579fb5ddb7fe2b+PO
4a445f2085516808b4f52701ab863a338cac9be1+Pb4d6e936e96870b80372c11bee3a85d344
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- Geoff
Received on Thursday, 24 March 2005 15:36:11 UTC

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