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Re: iCloud and RDF

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Tue, 07 Jun 2011 10:48:40 +0100
Message-ID: <4DEDF3F8.9000607@openlinksw.com>
To: public-lod@w3.org
On 6/7/11 6:10 AM, Daniel Schwabe wrote:
> In today's iCloud announcement, Apple mentioned that it will offer key-value storage, and access through an iCloud API. I wonder how RDF will fit into this...
> Any ideas/info? Has anybody looked at the API?


Once the API is released, like other APIs, its good fodder for 
transformation into Linked Data and/or Addresses for RESTful interaction 
patterns. Many years ago the SIOC ontology was enhanced in anticipation 
of these kinds API oriented developments :-)

As you can see, a long time ago it was RDBMS vendors and their APIs that 
drove data access realm. We now have lots of alternative data source 
types with Linked Data providing a powerful mechanism for virtualization 
across heterogeneous data sources.

Putting distracting syntax battles aside, Linked Data is delivering an 
alternative (and more powerful route) to a long sought destination re. 
ability to construct network oriented linked data structures that 
provide the critical underpinnings for InterWeb scale distributed data 

As folks start to see that RDF neither primogenitor nor sole option re. 
Linked Data, the real evolution of the Web into a Global Data Space will 
be much clearer and easier for everyone to appreciate and actually embrace.

> Cheers
> D
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