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RE: Semantic Web Hackings

From: Danny Ayers <danny@panlanka.net>
Date: Sat, 30 Dec 2000 00:14:24 +0600
To: "Danny Ayers" <danny@panlanka.net>, "Martin Bryan" <mtbryan@sgml.u-net.com>, <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
Cc: <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>, "Dan Brickley" <danbri@w3.org>, <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
Message-ID: <EBEPLGMHCDOJJJPCFHEFKEDGCGAA.danny@panlanka.net>
Since I thought I'd posted the stuff below (must have forgotten to click
'send') the discussion's moved on apace - and made me think along other
lines : ok, so you've got two entities without one single identifying
feature, how to tell them apart? I suspect this could easily be an
out-of-the-box facility, not even requiring "data smushing". Say you have a
message attributed to 'mailto:daniel.brickley@bristol.ac.uk '. You'd start
by using the best guess identifier (e.g. mailto:...), lets say this brings
up a handful of successive D.B.s at Bristol - then compare the other
properties in turn with the attribution you've got. If your identifier has a
property listed that matches the property of one or more of the candidates,
ok, go to the next. If a candidate has a property not found in the
attribution (or vice versa) ignore it. Any property *value* mismatch means
the candidate gets rejected. When only one candidate remains, you have your
danbri. Hopefully. This could of course be made more sophisticated, to
handle cases where a clear separation isn't found. Inferences could be made
from knowledge of the properties (we are talking about a semantic web) and
there's likely to be opportunities for fuzzy matching, though the basic
system above would be pretty trivial, and useful in a high proportion of
cases.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Danny Ayers [mailto:danny@panlanka.net]
> Sent: 29 December 2000 22:28
> To: Martin Bryan; xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Cc: www-rdf-interest@w3.org; Dan Brickley; xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: RE: Semantic Web Hackings
>
>
> Multiple boxes, what about something along the lines of :
>
> mailto:mtbryan@sgml.u-net.com
>
> 	2nd:mtbryan@diffuse.org
>
> 	default: mailto only
>
> xml-dev@lists.xml.org all
>
> ...
>
> Multiple namespaces - how about :
>
> mtbryan@diffuse.org/a.dtd ?
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Martin Bryan [mailto:mtbryan@sgml.u-net.com]
> > Sent: 29 December 2000 14:03
> > To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> > Cc: www-rdf-interest@w3.org; Dan Brickley; xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> > Subject: Re: Semantic Web Hackings
> >
> >
> >
> > Sean et al
> > >      http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/mbox
> > >      A web-identifiable Internet mailbox associated with
> > >      exactly one owner.
> >
> > But what happens if you have multiple mailboxes or share mail
> > addresses with
> > others in a virtual workgroup? I have my main address, one for
> the virtual
> > project I am currently working on and a number that identify
> > working groups
> > that I am part of. In different roles I use different addresses
> > to have mail
> > sent. How does one know know that mtbryan@sgml.u-net.com =
> > mtbryan@diffuse.org but represents only one part of
> xml-dev@lists.xml.org?
> >
> > >From the namespace perspective, what happens if you need to create many
> > different DTDs? You cannot tie them all to a single mail address.
> > How do you
> > differentiate between different DTDs using mailto:?
> >
> > Martin Bryan
> >
>
Received on Friday, 29 December 2000 13:15:15 GMT

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