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RE: Listing vocabularies RE: Some questions

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2004 11:05:53 -0500 (EST)
To: Pete Johnston <p.johnston@ukoln.ac.uk>
Cc: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.55.0401131104090.17545@homer.w3.org>

Yep, jibberjim had a tool that would let you search for random properties and
so on that had been scraped by his stuff (which was essentially foafnaut).

Hopefully he'll give a URI if the thing is still functional, but yes - it
showed what happens when people write code by hand because they don't have
tools that can go and find a schema and automatically encode stuff correctly



On Tue, 13 Jan 2004, Pete Johnston wrote:

>Charles said:
>> I suspect you haven't a hope of ever getting all the schemas.
>> One interesting approach would be to collect RDF content and
>> collect up all the terms used, seeing if they are defined
>> anywhere (like a traditional search engine does).
>I have a vague memory of seeing an experiment like this conducted by one
>of the FOAF aggregator services not too long ago. Well, not going as far
>as looking up definitions, but listing/counting occurrences of
>property/class URIs in the data. I can't recall where it was just now
>but maybe one of the FOAF folk here might be able to point to something.
>It was quite an eye-opener to see the large number of "variant" URIs
>deployed for common terms (either because specs had changed over time or
>because of typos in XML, "#" in place of "/" in XML namespace names, and
>so on), as well as the range of "locally" minted terms.
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