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Re: how to consume linked data

From: Yihong Ding <ding@cs.byu.edu>
Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2009 09:22:23 -0400
Message-ID: <8cbe5b450909240622y64f001a9mc5474e38239e5b89@mail.gmail.com>
To: Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com>
Cc: Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>, public-lod@w3.org

Public ontology and open API, I believe they are the key for utilizing
linked data.

Do not try to direct all the possible usage of the linked data for user,
because it would be impossible and many time unwelcome even. By contrast,
publish the APIs users may adopt and compose to create their own perspective
over the defined ontology. To me, this seems to be the key of facilitating
the use of linked data.

In primary, the way of consuming linked data is to allow the regrouping (in
semantics) of the linked data. If a service may provide this flexibility of
usage for the users, the goal of linked data consumption could be achieved.
Otherwise, the service would just be stubborn and lack of flexibility, and
it would miss the main purpose why we want to have data linked in the first


On Thu, Sep 24, 2009 at 3:59 AM, Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com> wrote:

> The human reading online texts has a fair idea of what is and what
> isn't relevant, but how does this work for the Web of data? Should we
> have tools to just suck in any nearby triples, drop them into a model,
> assume that there's enough space for the irrelevant stuff, filter
> later?
> How do we do (in software) things like directed search without the human
> agent?
> I'm sure we can get to the point of - analogy -  looking stuff up in
> Wikipedia & picking relevant links, but we don't seem to have the user
> stories for the bits linked data enables. Or am I just
> imagination-challenged?
> Cheers,
> Danny.
> --
> http://danny.ayers.name

Yihong Ding

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