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Re: Minutes for F2F 10/08

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Thu, 01 Nov 2012 12:48:23 -0400
Message-ID: <5092A7D7.4030203@openlinksw.com>
To: www-tag@w3.org
On 11/1/12 12:29 PM, David Booth wrote:
> The point is that the Semantic Web is about enabling machine processing.
> It doesn't really matter what data serialization is used, provided that
> the information can be interpreted by machine.  If it can be interpreted
> by machine, then it is logically equivalent to RDF.  Since RDF is syntax
> independent,*any*  structured data format can be viewed as a
> serialization of RDF, including RDF/XML, N3, Turtle, JSON, XML, CSV,
> etc.


I'll just add that when you make the statement above it's important to 
emphasize the following:

1. RDF is  an entity relationship oriented data model
2. RDF adds explicit relationships semantics to this model in a manner 
that's machine and human discernible .

With the above in place, using CSV, ASN.1, JSON, OData etc.. as RDF 
model serialization formats becomes easier to comprehend.



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