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A URI(Web ID) for the semantic web community as a foaf:Group

From: KangHao Lu (Kenny) <kennyluck@csail.mit.edu>
Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2010 23:22:11 +0900
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To: public-lod@w3.org, Tom Heath <tom.heath@talis.com>
Hi all & hi Tom,

Does the Semantic Web Interest Group (or the Linked Data community),  
as a foaf:Group or something equivalent, has a WebID(URI)? Sorry but I  
didn't check whether this has been brought up.

If it doesn't, I would certainly hope that it does have one. I think  
the best choice might be something like


With that, we can "eat our own dog food" and are able to ask the  
following questions with SPARQL (doap-based questions)

Question 1: What are all the semantic web people working on?


SELECT ?person ?propject
     <http://linkeddata.org/data#swig> foaf:member ?person.
    ?project doap:developer ?person .

Question 2: What programming languages do semantic web people use?

SELECT DISTINCT ?person ?lang
     <http://linkeddata.org/data#swig> foaf:member ?person.
    ?project doap:developer ?person .
    ?project doap:programming-language ?lang.

I mean, from questions of our interest, we can develop *our* Linked  
Data and we can also develop the DOAP vocabulary when needed so that,  
in the future, we can ask "What RDF backends does SWIG people use,  
Jena or Virtuoso or Sesame".

1. timbl's WebID does link(that is, doap:developer reverse links) to  
two of his projects, namely, tabulator and CWM
2. Dbpedia, as a doap:Project, does have a URI <http://www4.wiwiss.fu-berlin.de/is-group/page/projects/Project13 
 >, and it is bidirectionally linked to it's developers.

So, for things to work. I would just recommend to place a N3 file at http://linkeddata.org/data 
  . It can be maintained manually by Tom or we can have a very simple  
form for updating WebIDs of SWIG people.

The spirit is very similar to http://data.semanticweb.org/ , but since

1. I am not an academic person, so I am not even on the list of people
2. I found manually created RDF much more useful than those generated  
by machine (this is controversial, I know) and I would be happy to see  
more cross-domain links, that is, Tim's URI should be




The choice of http://linkeddata.org/data is because:
1. linkeddata.org It's the first google hit of "Linked Data"
2. Unlike those sites generated by large systems such as SemanticWiki,  
I think linkeddata.org is more flexible to make little changes like  
this one.

What do you guys think?

Have a nice weekend,

Received on Friday, 26 March 2010 14:22:44 UTC

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