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Re: Technical issues impacting government use of linked data

From: Josh Tauberer <tauberer@govtrack.us>
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2010 10:10:33 -0500
Message-ID: <4B9A5969.1020609@govtrack.us>
To: Cory Casanave <cory-c@modeldriven.com>
CC: public-egov-ig@w3.org
On 03/12/2010 09:21 AM, Cory Casanave wrote (in reverse order):
> What are the existing or proposed
> conventions and ontologies to satisfy these requirements?
> 1) That given a data URI, there is no standard way to programmatically
> access the metadata about the resource.

Obviously I wasn't on the call and don't know what was discussed, but 
some points-

The Linked Data 'movement' started, as I recall, in the use of http: 
URIs as the convention for all RDF resources. By using http:, there's 
implicitly a web page that can be accessed for more information about 
that resource --- a page that can be in RDF format itself.

> 2) That given a data URI there is no standard programmatic way to access
> a SPARQL query point for that resource and/or for associated resources.

See: http://sw.deri.org/2007/07/sitemapextension/

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