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Re: freebase parallax: user interface for browsing graphs of data

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2008 09:30:53 -0400
Message-ID: <48A9798D.40801@openlinksw.com>
To: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
CC: David Huynh <dfhuynh@alum.mit.edu>, public-lod@w3.org, semantic-web@w3c.org

Dan Brickley wrote:
> David Huynh wrote:
>> Kingsley Idehen wrote:
>>> Question: Is there any fundamental reason why you cannot expose URIs 
>>> or URLs where you have "javascript:{}"? Would this break your work 
>>> in anyway?  
>> Just for you, Kingsley, I have fixed it :-) You might need to 
>> shift-reload to get the latest code.
>> I wasn't actually expecting such an intense reaction to just 
>> "javascript:{}". I wonder if that might put off newcomers, who 
>> believe that the slightest profanity against The URIs on this mailing 
>> list will always trigger such adverse reactions.
> Ah, we're an excitable bunch around here ;)
> Regardless of whether these data URLs are available, the UI work is 
> exciting and I'm glad you shared it with the W3C lists. If others have 
> smart ideas for visualising and navigating RDFesque datasets (whether 
> closed or open by various definitions), let me be clear: they're very 
> welcome to post them to semantic-web@w3.org. I hope our enthusiasm 
> hereabouts for open data doesn't discourage people for sharing 
> innovative UI ideas. We need all the help we can get! :)

I hope you understand my response to David was very much in the vein of 
"two-for-one" by taking what was a private discussion (between David and 
I) public for broader knowledge exchange and general discourse purposes.

> In similar vein, it's well worth SW people poking around 
> http://code.google.com/apis/visualization/
> http://processing.org/ and similar, ... the fact that these don't 
> (yet....) natively support RDF is no reason not to learn from them...
On my part I see "User Interaction" as the prime issue, with "Data 
Access" being part of  "User Interaction".

Once David complete the tweaks I've requested, I believe everything will 
come together in pretty obvious way. :-)


> cheers,
> Dan
> -- 
> http://danbri.org/



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