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Re: Dons flame resistant (3 hours) interface about Linked Data URIs

From: Ian Emmons <iemmons@bbn.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2009 09:14:37 -0400
Message-Id: <39F88BC4-BD55-4EAC-AA4B-0992FA437238@bbn.com>
To: semantic-web@w3c.org
On Jul 10, 2009, at 5:53 AM, Toby Inkster wrote:
> The URL of the file and the URL of the subject of discourse must  
> differ
> so that we can make unambiguous statements about each, and make
> statements about the relationship between the two.

If one takes the preceding statement as fact and then watches the  
video shared by Dan Brickley:


Then the only logical conclusion is that the SemWeb will never achieve  
widespread use.  If average folks can't distinguish between their  
browser and a search engine, how could we ever expect them to  
distinguish between the URI of the file and the URI of the subject of  
discourse?  The answer is that we can't.  So either the SemWeb will  
have correct KR, logical, and ontological underpinnings, or lots of  
people will publish data, but not both.

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