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

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2008 15:18:42 -0500
Message-ID: <49286922.2000403@openlinksw.com>
To: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>
CC: public-lod@w3.org

Richard Cyganiak wrote:
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> Kingsley,
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> On 22 Nov 2008, at 17:09, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
>> LOD warehouses have a clear set of characteristics:
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>> 1. Static (due to periodic Extract and Load aspect of RDF production)
>> 2. Presumed to be less questionable by some re. license terms
>>
>> Dynamically generated Linked Data via wrappers also have their 
>> characteristics:
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>> 1. Dynamic (RDF generated "on the fly")
>> 2. Presume to be questionable by some re. license terms
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>> Is the initial dichotomy I espoused still false in reality?
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> Yes it is still false. There are plenty of LOD datasets that don't fit 
> into your classification at all because they have on-the-fly generated 
> RDF and have no IP or licensing issues whatsoever.
fwiw -
LOD warehouses have a clear set of characteristics:

1. Static (due to periodic Extract and Load aspect of RDF production)
2. Subjectively assumed to IP claim safe

Dynamically generated Linked Data via wrappers also have their 
characteristics:

1. Dynamic (RDF generated "on the fly")
2. IP vulnerabilities (that are inherently subjective)

>
> Static vs. dynamic is about implementation techniques. Paying 
> attention to licensing issues is a completely orthogonal issue. I 
> really don't know where you get the idea that these two questions are 
> the same. They are not.
My focal point is: what are we counting? Stuff in a warehouse or stuff 
generated "on the fly".  You can count whats in a warehouse, but you 
can't count (in a meaningful way) what's generated "on the fly" unless 
you can count all the information resources on the Web.

Anyway,  I think we close this matter as either conclusion (true/false 
dichotomy or stats) have limited value (imho). I am much more interested 
in what is now achievable as a result of the Linked Data that is now 
part of the Web :-)

Kingsley
>
> Cheers,
> Richard
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>> I wonder :-)
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>> Regards,
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>> Kingsley Idehen          Weblog: http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/~kidehen
>> President & CEO OpenLink Software     Web: http://www.openlinksw.com
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Regards,

Kingsley Idehen	      Weblog: http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/~kidehen
President & CEO 
OpenLink Software     Web: http://www.openlinksw.com
Received on Saturday, 22 November 2008 20:19:19 UTC

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