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AW: Distributed querying on the semantic web

From: Leo Sauermann <leo@gnowsis.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2004 17:56:38 +0200
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> That is the mechanism I am attempting to envisage. I suspect 
> that trust and authority is going to be a much simpler 
> problem to solve (simply by signing statements, and treating 
> any unsigned statements with suspicion) than that of 
> decentralised information discovery to support open queries.
> 
> The problem is that if we don't do this soon, a number of 
> centralized spike solutions will appear based on harvesting 
> all the RDF in the world and putting it in one place (e.g. 
> 'google marketplace').

well, that is not such a bad design to use: a centralized search engine
run by an commercial company. At least this prove very well to work with
the google example. 

the inverse search for 
"who knows Tim Berners Lee"
can be answered by Orkut
or 
"who quoted Vannevar Bush's Memex"
will be answered by citeseer.

this works fine, if you convince these two (orkut & citeseer) to switch
to RDF, this would work today.

hth
Leo
Received on Tuesday, 20 April 2004 12:02:17 GMT

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