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Re: please help define Web of Data

From: Bob Ferris <zazi@elbklang.net>
Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2011 15:17:06 +0200
Message-ID: <4DAD8B52.9060808@elbklang.net>
To: semantic-web@w3.org
Hi Giovanni,

maybe a generalised Linked Data publishing guideline [1] can help to 
find a rather format-independent Web of Data definition.




On 4/19/2011 1:04 PM, 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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