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Re: Academic publishing and the Web [was Re: The status of Semantic Web community- perspective from Scopus and Web Of Science (WOS)]

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Feb 2010 13:29:19 -0500
Message-ID: <4B7840FF.2000709@openlinksw.com>
To: Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com>
CC: Ying Ding <dingying@indiana.edu>, Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>, public-lod@w3.org
Danny Ayers wrote:
>> Irrespective, don't you think HTML or even better an RDF (re. your data
>> sources) would be sort of congruent with this entire effort? Dan and others
>> could have just slotted URIs into the RDF etc.. and the resource could just
>> grow and evenly rid itself of its current contextual short-comings etc..
>>     
>
> Absolutely. (The kind of data-heavy material Ying Ding has produced
> would be an ideal candidate for expression in a data-oriented form).
>
>   
>> Sorry (for grumpy sounding comment), but PDFs really get under my skin as
>> sole mechanism for transmitting data when conversation is about the Semantic
>> Web Project etc.. Sadly, this realm is rife with PDF as sole information
>> delivery mechanism, even when the conversation is actually about the "Web"
>> (a medium not constructed around Linked PDF documents).
>>     
>
> Again, absolutely (and it annoys the tits off me too) - not only pdf
> but also ps, and in the odd strange case MS doc format.
>
> Alas it seems academia is largely slow on the uptake when it comes to
> publication. I'm sure this is just as frustrating for the individual
> that wishes to be published as the rest-of-the-world that wants their
> information.
>
> But then again, we still have printed matter...
>   
Yeah, and the essence of open data access (pre and post Web) has been to 
yank those entities referenced in the printed matter into alternative 
projection surfaces, guided by context :-)

Kingsley
> Cheers,
> Danny.
>
>
>   


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