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Re: LOD tools and rdfs:label xml:lang]

From: Chris Bizer <chris@bizer.de>
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2007 12:12:20 +0200
Message-ID: <002c01c7faa5$9052ecd0$418d2da0@wrz03715>
To: "Bernard Vatant" <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>, "Semantic Web" <semantic-web@w3.org>, "Linking Open Data" <linking-open-data@simile.mit.edu>

Hi Bernard,

> Why don't Linked Data browsers display xml:lang tags on annotations
> (rdfs:label)? Is not the lang tag part of the semantic information?

good and legitimate question.

I think the responce is that low because everybody agrees with you 
that browsers should do this and hopefully some browser implementors 
have added this feature to their todo lists.

One Linked Data tool that displays language tags in its HTML view is 
Pubby (http://www4.wiwiss.fu-berlin.de/pubby/).

See for example http://dbpedia.org/page/Woody_Allen which is generated 
using Pubby.

The logical next step after displaying language tags would of course 
be to allow the user to select his prefered language and to display 
labels in this language wherevery possible. But sadly I don't know of 
any Linked Data browser that does this so far.

Another problem is that data sources hardly provide multilingual 
labels and abstracts. The only one I know about that does this on a 
bigger scale is http://dbpedia.org/ which provides 12 languages. So, 
also a todo for the dataset providers.

Cheers

Chris

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bernard Vatant" <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>
To: "Semantic Web" <semantic-web@w3.org>
Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2007 12:51 AM
Subject: [Fwd: LOD tools and rdfs:label xml:lang]


Hi all

I've posted this issue yesterday without much feedback on the Linking
Open Data forum;
Maybe more success here.

In a  nutshell.
Why don't Linked Data browsers display xml:lang tags on annotations
(rdfs:label)? Is not the lang tag part of the semantic information?
Do I have to go through reification of names to have the lang tag 
taken
into account in semantic navigation?

Thx !

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