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Re: Think before you write Semantic Web crawlers

From: Dieter Fensel <dieter.fensel@sti2.at>
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2011 16:00:41 +0200
Message-Id: <201106221419.p5MEJ0w0028692@smtp.uibk.ac.at>
To: Andreas Harth <andreas@harth.org>, Martin Hepp <martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org>
Cc: Yves Raimond <yves.raimond@gmail.com>, Christopher Gutteridge <cjg@ecs.soton.ac.uk>, Daniel Herzig <herzig@kit.edu>, semantic-web@w3.org, public-lod@w3.org
At 14:37 22.06.2011, Andreas Harth wrote:
>Hi Martin,
>first let me say that I do think crawlers should follow basic politeness
>rules (contact info in User-Agent, adhere to the Robot Exclusion Protocol).
>However, I am delighted that people actually start consuming Linked Data,
>and we should encourage that.

The real challenge may be to achieve usage of data in a way that 
provide benefits to its provider.

Dieter Fensel
Director STI Innsbruck, University of Innsbruck, Austria
phone: +43-512-507-6488/5, fax: +43-512-507-9872
Received on Wednesday, 22 June 2011 14:19:45 UTC

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