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Re: please help define Web of Data

From: Bill Roberts <bill@swirrl.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2011 12:23:49 +0100
Cc: Semantic Web at W3C <semantic-web@w3.org>
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To: Giovanni Tummarello <giovanni.tummarello@deri.org>
I agree. LOD should be thought of as a subset of 'Web of Data'.

Bill


On 19 Apr 2011, at 12:04, Giovanni Tummarello wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> I am writing here since i came across a few recent "foundational
> style" publications on the topic that give a definition  of "web of
> data" basically as SameAs of LOD - also specifying, in avoidance of
> doubt, that the LOD community started the web of data.
> 
> I wish to preserve and make clear the difference between "Web of Data"
> approaches such as Sindice.com (or anyone dealing with web markup
> really, Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Goodrelations ecommerce etc) and the
> technicalities that LOD considers fundamental requisites.
> 
> In our definition . (e.g. see the very beginning of the video at
> http://sig.ma ). the Web of Data,is the web made of pages that exposes
> machine processable content definited according to some metadata
> standard. So RDF, RDFa, Microformats, but also XML using notable
> schemas. Of course LOD is part of it.
> 
> In our view the *all these formats* do indeed serve the purpose of web
> scale data interoperability and aggregation. All these allow shared
> understandings thanks to shared vocabularies, so the differences are
> mostly syntactic and can easily be converted and integrated with
> similar, general tools.  [1] discusses a bit more the vision, though
> not specifically about this.
> 
> This is clearly outside LOD (it is indeed a vast superset). But i
> really apologize if we have used this term wrong so far.
> 
> I will appreciate and change the term if there is vaste feeling htat
> there would be no web of data without lod.
> Otherwise maybe those who mean LOD can call  it LOD?  :)
> 
> please advice.
> 
> thanks in advance.
> Gio & Renaud
> 
> [1]  "Publishing Data that Links Itself: A Conjecture" by G. Tummarello R.Delbru
> http://www.aaai.org/ocs/index.php/SSS/SSS10/paper/download/1189/1467
> 
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