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Re: Size matters -- How big is the danged thing

From: David Wood <david@zepheira.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2008 17:22:35 -0500
Message-Id: <5BC74CC5-12D1-4AD2-9C9A-5BE576709B85@zepheira.com>
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Cc: Giovanni Tummarello <giovanni.tummarello@deri.org>, Yves Raimond <yves.raimond@gmail.com>, Jim Hendler <hendler@cs.rpi.edu>, Michael Hausenblas <michael.hausenblas@deri.org>, "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>

Sorry to intervene here, but I think Kingsley's suggestion sets up a  
false dicotomy. REST principles (surely part of everything we stand  
for :) suggest that the source of RDF doesn't matter as long as a URL  
returns what we want. Late binding means not having to say you're sorry.

Is it a good idea to set up a class system where those who publish to  
files are somehow better (or even different!) than those who publish  
via adapters?

So, I vote for counting all of it. Isn't that what Google and Yahoo do  
when they count the number of "pages" indexed?

Regards,
Dave
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On Nov 21, 2008, at 4:26 PM, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>  
wrote:

>
> Giovanni Tummarello wrote:
>>> Overall, that's about 17 billion.
>>>
>>>
>>
>> IMO considering myspace 12 billion triples as part of LOD, is quite a
>> stretch (same with other wrappers) unless they are provided by the
>> entity itself (E.g. i WOULD count in livejournal foaf file on the
>> other hand, ok they're not linked but they're not less useful than  
>> the
>> myspace wrapper are they? (in fact they are linked quite well if you
>> use the google social API)
>>
>>
>> Giovanni
>>
>>
>>
> Giovanni,
>
> Maybe we should use the following dichotomy re. the Web of Linked  
> Data (aka. Linked Data Web):
>
> 1. Static Linked Data or Linked Data Warehouses - which is really  
> what the LOD corpus is about
> 2. Dynamic Linked Data - which is what RDF-zation middleware  
> (including wrapper/proxy URI generators) is about.
>
> Thus, I would say that Jim is currently seeking stats for the Linked  
> Data Warehouse part of the burgeoning Linked Data Web. And  
> hopefully, once we have the stats, we can get on to the more  
> important task of explaining and demonstrating the utility of the  
> humongous Linked Data corpus :-)
>
> ESW Wiki should be evolving as I write this mail (i.e. tabulated  
> presentation of the data that's already in place re. this matter).
>
>
> All: Could we please stop .png and .pdf based dispatches of data, it  
> kinda contradicts everything we stand for :-)
>
> -- 
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>
> Regards,
>
> Kingsley Idehen          Weblog: http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/~kidehen
> President & CEO OpenLink Software     Web: http://www.openlinksw.com
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