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suggested reading on RDF and the Semantic Web

From: Aaron Swartz <me@aaronsw.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2002 15:31:50 -0600
Cc: www-archive@w3.org
To: Mark Bernstein <bernstein@eastgate.com>
Message-Id: <AB785DBA-EABC-11D6-8CAA-003065F376B6@aaronsw.com>

On Monday, October 28, 2002, at 03:04 PM, Mark Bernstein wrote:
> Suppose you were teaching a tutorial on RDF at, say, Hypertext '03. 
> What would you assign for "suggested reading"?

Hm. I want to write my RDF textbook someday.

Philosophy
Hierarchies are evil. On the computer, we no longer need for each 
object to only be in one place. Instead, we can put it in every 
relevant place and find it by searching or taking intersections, rather 
than hunting through a forest of folders.

  - The Future of Information, Ted Nelson
  - Mirror Worlds, David Gelernter
  - intertwingle, jwz
      http://www.mozilla.org/blue-sky/misc/199805/intertwingle.html
  - The Associative Model of Data, Simon Williams

Practice
Instead of putting unparsable HTML up on the Web, we'll use 
machine-processable RDF. Instead of having web pages we can look at, 
we'll have data structures we can pass back and forth. We'll have 
another Web revolution!

  - http://logicerror.com/semanticWeb-webdev
  - http://www.w3.org/DesignIssues/Semantic

Pragmatics
Agents make statements, in the form of triples, each of which have 
three parts (a subject, a predicate, and an object), each of which is 
either a literal (identified by a string: "Hello, world!") or a 
resource (identified by a URI: <http://me.aaronsw.com/>).

  - http://www.w3.org/2000/10/swap/Primer
  - http://logicerror.com/semanticWeb-long
  - http://infomesh.net/2001/swintro/

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