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Re: Fracturing of identifiers (How many "The Matrix" are there?)

From: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 09 Feb 2004 18:56:13 -0500
Message-Id: <200402092356.i19NuDIF002230@roke.hawke.org>
To: Jeff Thompson <jeff@thefirst.org>
Cc: www-rdf-interest@w3.org

> dmoz.org has identifiers for movies, and so does tap.stanford.edu.  For examp
> le,
> dmoz.org uses "Top/Arts/Movies/Titles/M/Matrix_Series/Matrix,_The"
> and tap.stanford.edu uses "http://tap.stanford.edu/data/MovieMatrix"
> and there may be others.
> I don't see any of these sites using triples that say one is owl:sameAs the
> other.
> Who is actually supposed to be responsible for sameAs assertions?  dmoz.org?
> TAP?  Or some third party?

No one is responsible, but lots will benefit if each side does it, and
maybe some others, too.

> Is this in practice a showstopper for useful semantic web searches?
> (This may be FAQ but I couldn't find it.)

The flip side is that you CAN say owl:sameAs on the Semantic Web.

      -- sandro
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