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Re: Updated Semantic Web Interest Group page

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Date: Wed, 2 Jun 2010 13:12:16 +0200
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To: Mischa Tuffield <mmt04r@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Cc: Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 1:04 PM, Mischa Tuffield <mmt04r@ecs.soton.ac.uk> wrote:
> Hi Dan,
>
> I wonder why the main interest page :
>
> http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/interest/
>
> links to :
>
> http://esw.w3.org/RdfAndSql
>
> under the heading of Relational Databases and RDF. It comes across a bit limiting, I would suggest a link to a page like "RDF and SPARQL" which could include all of the technologies linked to on the RdfAndSql page, along with other non-SQL based solutions to storing and querying RDF.

I think Tim added that link, so not sure the exact thinking there, but
the emphasis seems to be more about bridging to existing tech than on
W3C RDF querying (which deserves some links too, admittedly... going
back to QL'98 at least :)

> Off the top of my head, stuff like Neo4j or 4store (excuse plug) (i.e. non-SQL based RDF storage solutions), and stuff like RAP, RDFLIB, and so on... Perhaps a page like : http://esw.w3.org/SparqlImplementations would make more sense?

I've linked that too! Also added a brief section on LOD / Linked Data,

cheers,

Dan

> Just a thought ...
>
> Mischa
>
> On 2 Jun 2010, at 10:13, Dan Brickley wrote:
>
>> I've just minor-updated the W3C Semantic Web Interest Group page,
>>
>> http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/interest/
>>
>> Generally this is a pretty static document, but I wanted to improve
>> access to more dynamic sites. So I've linked ESW and W3C SemWeb
>> standards Wikis, the http://planetrdf.com/ blog aggregator, and am
>> open to suggestions for other useful links.
>>
>> I have also made some effort to link all the various informal
>> vocabularies hosted on w3.org that have in some way come out of
>> collaborations amongst SWIG participants: geo, rdfical, vcard-in-rdf,
>> the foaf+ssl cert and rsa vocabs, exif in rdf, and the recent org
>> schema. If I've missed anything, please let me know. Probably that
>> part of the page ought to be moved to the SemWeb standards wiki, since
>> there's no need for an editorial bottleneck and there is so much going
>> on 'out there' now that I couldn't hope to track everything even if I
>> had the time to try.
>>
>> In some ways this informal community serves as an 'incubator
>> incubator', and I've tried to show some of that story in the page by
>> linking to a few of the W3C Incubator groups that have come out of
>> more informal SWIG discussions. Some of those XGs (eg. around RDF and
>> databases, or multimedia semantics) have in turn gone on to give rise
>> to full W3C Working Groups. SKOS followed a similar path, beginning
>> with a community discussion list sponsored by the old SWAD-Europe
>> project (this was before we had incubators).
>>
>> While I don't want to create an impossible-to-maintain page, I think
>> it's important to show that W3C groups don't happen in a vacuum, and
>> that informal collaboration here and nearby can provide an "on-ramp"
>> to the full W3C standards track, usually these days via an incubator
>> group. If you've suggestions for how the page could do that better,
>> let me know.
>>
>> So, what are the key sites in the SemWeb scene that you find yourself
>> using on a daily or weekly basis? If they're useful to you, they're
>> likely useful to others here too. I can't promise to link everything
>> so please forgive me if your link suggestions aren't all adopted, but
>> if the SWIG page is missing a few key links they ought to be added...
>>
>> cheers,
>>
>> Dan
>>
>
>
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