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

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2008 18:35:37 -0500
Message-ID: <492745C9.9060800@openlinksw.com>
To: David Wood <david@zepheira.com>
CC: public-lod@w3.org

David Wood wrote:
> On Nov 21, 2008, at 5:51 PM, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
>> I would frame the question this way: is LOD hub now dense enough for 
>> basic demonstrations of Linked Data Web utility to everyday Web 
>> users? For example, can we "Find" stuff on the Web with levels of 
>> precision and serendipity erstwhile unattainable? Can we now tag 
>> stuff on the Web in a manner that makes tagging useful? Can we 
>> alleviate the daily costs of Spam on mail inboxes? Can all of the 
>> aforementioned provide the basis for relevant discourse discovery and 
>> participation?
> An interesting experiment might be to start at some bit of RDF (a FOAF 
> document or some such) and follow-your-nose from link to see to see 
> how far the longest path is.  If it is very, very long (maybe even 
> nicely loopy since the LOD effort), then life is good.
> Regards,
> Dave

That's what this is all about:
http://b3s.openlinksw.com/  ( a huge Linked Data corpus, talking 11 
Billion or so triples).  What was missing from this demo all along was a 
"Find"  feature that hides all the SPARQL :-)

Also, there will be more when we finally release the long overdue update 
to the OpenLink Data Explorer :-)



Kingsley Idehen	      Weblog: http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/~kidehen
President & CEO 
OpenLink Software     Web: http://www.openlinksw.com
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