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Re: isDefinedBy and isDescribedBy, Tale of two missing predicates

From: Norman Gray <norman@astro.gla.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 5 Nov 2010 14:07:55 +0000
Cc: Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>
Message-Id: <19F026B4-FD57-42BF-9E8F-1C8FF2A53084@astro.gla.ac.uk>
To: nathan@webr3.org

On 2010 Nov 5, at 13:49, Nathan wrote:

>  If the point was more that if you have a million #frag's in a single doc and you want to refactor that in to several docs, then (1) you can, just assert it so in rdf, and (2) don't do that in the first place.

I don't think this argument works.

I spend a little time recently LODifying an existing database (no link here, because it was experimental and hasn't been released).  That database has 14M identifiers in it, referring to nearly 5M objects, each of which has potentially quite a lot of information associated with it. 

I want them all to have URI names on the same pattern (this seems reasonable, and seems to preclude any partitioning of the dataset).  Using hash-URIs for these would effectively result in me sending the whole database to anyone who asked about any one object within it, which would surely be regarded as rather user-hostile.  No?

Hence slash-URIs in this case.

Best wishes,


Norman Gray  :  http://nxg.me.uk
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