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Re: LDP user story: sharing binary resources and metadata

From: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2012 17:49:01 +0200
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Ok, I took the text below and from the feedback received in the list and on today's meeting I put the following up on the wiki at
http://www.w3.org/2012/ldp/wiki/Use_Cases_And_Requirements#Sharing_binary_resources_and_metadata

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When publishing datasets about stars one may want to publish links to the pictures in which those stars appear, and this may well require publishing the pictures themselves. Vice versa: when publishing a picture of space we need to know which telescope took the picture, which part of the sky it was pointing at, what filters were used, which identified stars are visible, who can read it, who can write to it, ...

If LinkedData contains information about resources that are most naturally expressed in non-rdf formats (be they binary such as pictures or videos, or human readable documents in XML formats), those non RDF formats should be just as easy to publish to the LinkedData server as the RDF relations that link those resources up. A LinkedData server should therefore allow publishing of non linked data resources too, and make it easy to publish and edit metadata about those resources.
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That should be a good base from where to start I hope.

Henry

On 10 Sep 2012, at 15:40, Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net> wrote:

> Here is my proposal for a use case relating to sharing binary resources:
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> Very often we need to publish both resources and the metadata that goes with them. Or inversely the data we publish contains links to binary resources such as pictures, videos, or other less data oriented documents (works of literature, legal documents, etc...) For the data publishing to be complete, the binary resources need to be published with the data. Even when the binary resources are the primary concern of publication, the metadata that puts it in context is just as essential: when publishing a picture of space we need to know which telescope took the picture, which part of the sky it was pointing at, what filters were used, which identified stars are visible, etc... For more personal resources we want to know who appears in the picture, where it was taken, and who can see it. One may for example want to allow the access control rules to be edited by the people who appear in the picture. As such the linked data platform needs to make it possible to publish data and binary resources.
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> Does that make a good user story/use case?
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> Henry
> 
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