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Low Quality Data (was before Re: AW: ANN: LOD Cloud - Statistics and compliance with best practices)

From: Juan Sequeda <juanfederico@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Oct 2010 09:47:42 -0500
Message-ID: <AANLkTimvzOaDoiy5pt46mkwJTPHjh4X8uF30OCyz_+n9@mail.gmail.com>
To: Martin Hepp <martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org>
Cc: public-lod <public-lod@w3.org>
Martin and all,

Can somebody point me to papers or maybe give their definition of low
quality data when it comes to LOD. What is the criteria for data to be
considered low quality.


Juan Sequeda

On Fri, Oct 22, 2010 at 9:01 AM, Martin Hepp <
martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org> wrote:

>  The Web of documents is an open system built on people agreeing on
>> standards
>> and best practices.
>> Open system means in this context that everybody can publish content and
>> that there are no restrictions on the quality of the content.
>> This is in my opinion one of the central facts that made the Web
>> successful.
>> +10000000000
>> The same is true for the Web of Data. There obviously cannot be any
>> restrictions on what people can/should publish (including, different
>> opinions on a topic, but also including pure SPAM). As on the classic Web,
>> it is a job of the information/data consumer to figure out which data it
>> wants to believe and use (definition of information quality = usefulness
>> of
>> information, which is a subjective thing).
>> +10000000000
> The fact that there is obviously a lot of low quality data on the current
> Web should not encourage us to publish masses of low-quality data and then
> celebrate ourselves for having achieved a lot. The current Web tolerates
> buggy markup, broken links, and questionable content of all types. But I
> hope everybody agrees that the Web is successful because of this tolerance,
> not because of the buggy content itself. Quite to the contrary, the Web has
> been broadly adopted because of the lots of commonly agreed high-quality
> contents.
> If you continue to live the linked data landfill style it will fall back on
> you, reputation-wise, funding-wise, and career-wise. Some rules hold in
> ecosystems of all kinds and sizes.
> Best
> Martin
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