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RE: Terminology Question concerning Web Architecture and Linked Data

From: Hans Teijgeler <hans.teijgeler@quicknet.nl>
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2007 15:50:28 +0200
To: "'Sandro Hawke'" <sandro@w3.org>
Cc: "'Linking Open Data'" <linking-open-data@simile.mit.edu>, "'SW-forum'" <semantic-web@w3.org>, "'Paap, Onno'" <onno.paap@gmail.com>, "'Benjamins, Robin'" <rxbenjam@bechtel.com>
Message-ID: <000001c7cdf9$9c209400$6c7ba8c0@hans>

Hi Sandro,

What else does a non-information resource contain (other than the
information that it exists and what it is in essence)?

Regards,
Hans 

-----Original Message-----
From: Sandro Hawke [mailto:sandro@w3.org] 
Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2007 15:41
To: Hans Teijgeler
Cc: 'Linking Open Data'; SW-forum; Paap, Onno; Benjamins, Robin
Subject: Re: Terminology Question concerning Web Architecture and Linked
Data


"Hans Teijgeler" <hans.teijgeler@quicknet.nl> writes:
> To me the distinction between information and non-information 
> resources is non-existing, because what you call a non-information 
> resource actually contains information as well

But it doesn't contain *only* information.  Information Resources are things
which can be entirely and completely encoded as bits and then transmitted
over a network.  They can be copied, perfectly.  They can be serialized.
They are pure information.  (Another name I suggested for this class was
"Digital Artifact", but the TAG went with "Information Resource" instead.)

That, it seems to me, is a fairly crisp and useful class to define when
talking about computer systems like the Web.

    -- Sandro

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