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Re: Owning URIs (Was: Yet Another LOD cloud browser)

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Date: Sun, 31 May 2009 20:20:03 +0200
Message-ID: <4A22CA53.3020508@danbri.org>
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
CC: Daniel Schwabe <dschwabe@inf.puc-rio.br>, David Huynh <dfhuynh@alum.mit.edu>, Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>, semantic-web@w3.org
On 30/5/09 15:50, Kingsley Idehen wrote:

> Danbri: have you had time to work on the generic faceted browsing spec
> we discussed a few weeks ago? Even a rough dump Wiki-style will do re.
> getting all interested parties engaged.

Nothing written up yet, but am just back from a digital libraries 
conference 
(http://www.slideshare.net/danbri/understanding-the-standards-gap) which 
left me with a definite sense it's worth doing. And also that RDFesque 
thinking is much more visible throughout the library scene than say 10 
years ago (FRBR and related efforts). I'll try to bash something into 
wiki or blog in next week or so...

Basic idea in a nutshell is that SPARQL is great for data access, but 
there may be additional query-oriented data structures worth spec'ing 
based around the set-oriented navigation very nicely articulated by 
David Huynh in the Parallax screencast. And that if such a structure 
could be exchanged between systems we could hope that the navigational 
paradigm it supports could be found in various concrete UIs, and that 
the results of exploring data this way could become useful and standard 
artifacts in the public Web, rather than just bookmarks within some 
specific system.

cheers,

Dan
Received on Sunday, 31 May 2009 18:20:43 GMT

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