Re: Linked Data tech market; Data Web Servers, anyone?


On Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 9:02 AM, Tim Finin<> wrote:
> Danny Ayers wrote:
>> 2009/6/26 Aldo Bucchi <>:
>>> It baiscally answers this question: how do I put my spreadsheet/table
>>> on the web?
>> use the column names as class descriptions, give the instances URIs.
>> what's the problem?
> There are several common problems: (1) not all tables are appropriate for
> this simple approach; (2) more complexity is introduced when considering
> a set of interlinked tables; and (3) selecting class and property terms from
> existing ontologies can be a challenge for many.  Lushan Han's [1] work on
> RDF123 [2,3] addressed some of these problems and his current PhD research
> is
> focused on some of the others.
> [1]
> [2]
> [3]

You lost the point ;)
Of course I'm over-simplifying here. Just like we simplify DNS when we
talk about it ( its a black box for most of us )
This mail here is just a teaser of what I think is a good first
explanation of what Linked Data is.

The Web is now n-cols, n-rows instead of 2-cols n-rows table. ( look
at the movie I linked and focus on the address space diagram ). We
added a new dimension to hold the attribute values, or cells.

How it works, or how we can use the infrastructure to convey meaning (
by adding a schema/ontology level ) is the next step in the
understanding process.
So is the fact that cells can now hold more than one value.

Those are details.
How can you quickly explain what we did to the web to a business user?

"We added more columns so you can put your values there and now give
each row a URI"

I'm just telling you that this is one (empirically) effective way to
explain the Web of Data.



Aldo Bucchi

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