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RE: problems with concise bounded descriptions

From: <Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com>
Date: Fri, 1 Oct 2004 16:23:50 +0300
Message-ID: <1E4A0AC134884349A21955574A90A7A50A1DA4@trebe051.ntc.nokia.com>
To: <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-rdf-interest-request@w3.org
> [mailto:www-rdf-interest-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of ext Peter F.
> Patel-Schneider
> Sent: 01 October, 2004 15:53
> To: Stickler Patrick (Nokia-TP-MSW/Tampere)
> Cc: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
> Subject: Re: problems with concise bounded descriptions
> 
> 
> 
> From: <Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com>
> Subject: RE: problems with concise bounded descriptions
> Date: Fri, 1 Oct 2004 14:27:16 +0300
> 
> > 
> > 
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: ext Dan Brickley [mailto:danbri@w3.org]
> > > Sent: 01 October, 2004 13:10
> > > To: Stickler Patrick (Nokia-TP-MSW/Tampere)
> > > Cc: eric@w3.org; pfps@research.bell-labs.com; 
> www-rdf-interest@w3.org
> > > Subject: Re: problems with concise bounded descriptions
> 
> [...]
> 
> > > Re 'perfect', http://www.w3.org/Submission/2004/SUBM-CBD-20040930/
> > > does say (in the abstact), 
> > > 
> > > 	This document defines a concise bounded description of 
> > > a resource in
> > > 	terms of an RDF graph, as an optimal unit of specific 
> > > knowledge about
> > > 	that resource to be utilized by, and/or interchanged 
> > > between, semantic
> > > 	web agents.
> > > 
> > > ...where 'optimal' suggests a certain comfort with the 
> design, on my
> > > reading of http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=optimal
> > 
> > I *do* assert that CBDs are *an* optimal unit of specific knowledge.
> 
> OK, you so assert.  Now please tell us which metric you are using to
> determine optimially.  

Real world experience with deployed solutions.

> Yes, even with your metric there may be many different 
> optimal units of
> specific knowledge and there there may be many different metrics for
> defining optimal units of specific knowledge.  However, 
> without knowing
> which metric you are using your claim is vacuous - you might 
> be using the
> ``is closest to my process for determining CBD'' metric for example.

True. Though I think it is far closer to real-world use cases
that most users in the semantic web community encounter 
regularly.

Patrick
  
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