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Re: Linked Data Book in Early Access Release

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Thu, 06 Dec 2012 10:52:18 -0500
Message-ID: <50C0BF32.9040301@openlinksw.com>
To: public-lod@w3.org
On 12/6/12 9:03 AM, David Wood wrote:
> Hi all,
> Great news!  Manning's publisher and Webmaster helped us to publish some LD about the book on Manning's site.


>   In my opinion, that is much, much better than doing it ourselves on a separate site.

Not really, there's never too much Linked Data about anything. For 
instance, the following could have happened:

1. You make a little turtle document describing this Book
2. You publish it
3. You also contact the publisher about the virtues of a complimentary 
effort in their data space.


1. You've created Linked Data
2. You've published Linked Data
3. You are now armed with something that makes "opportunity costs" 
palpable -- in this case to the publisher
4. The Book's SDQ (Serendipitous Discovery Quotient) is now on an 
exponential curve -- and this even extends to search engines like Google.
> There is a now an RDF icon on:
>    http://manning.com/dwood/
> …that links to:
>    http://manning.com/dwood/LinkedData.ttl


Few things though, note the incorrect mime type (it should be: text/turtle):

curl -I http://manning.com/dwood/LinkedData.ttl
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Date: Thu, 06 Dec 2012 15:27:58 GMT
P3P: policyref="http://info.yahoo.com/w3c/p3p.xml", CP="CAO DSP COR CUR 
Last-Modified: Thu, 06 Dec 2012 00:44:18 GMT
Accept-Ranges: bytes
Content-Length: 2544
Content-Type: application/octet-stream .

So for now I just used SPARQL 1.1 to insert the Turtle data into one of 
my data spaces using:

prefix dc: <http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/>
prefix dcterms: <http://purl.org/dc/terms/>
prefix biblio: <http://purl.org/net/biblio#>
prefix rdfs: <http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#>

INSERT {GRAPH <urn:kidehen:linked:data:demos> {

<http://manning.com/dwood> a biblio:Book
     ; dc:creator <http://3roundstones.com/dave/me.rdf>
     ; dc:creator <http://paprika.umw.edu/~marsha/foaf.ttl>
     ; dc:creator <http://lukeruth.com/me.ttl>
     ; dc:contributor 
     ; dc:publisher <http://manning.com>
     ; dc:title "Linked Data"
     ; rdfs:label "Linked Data"
     ; dc:abstract """The flexible, unstructured nature of the Web is 
being extended to act as a global database of
                 structured data. Linked Data is a standards-driven 
model for representing structured data on the
                 Web that gives developers, publishers, and information 
architects a consistent, predictable way
                 to publish, merge and consume data. The Linked Data 
model offers the potential to standardize Web
                 data in the same way that SQL standardized large-scale 
commercial databases. Linked Data has been
                 adopted by many well-known institutions, including 
Google, Facebook, IBM, Oracle and government
                 agencies, as well as popular Open Source projects such 
as Drupal.

                 Linked Data presents the Linked Data model in plain, 
jargon-free language to Web developers.
                 Avoiding the overly-academic terminology of the 
Semantic Web, this new book presents practical
                 techniques using everyday tools like JavaScript and 
Python. You'll work step-by-step through
                 examples of increasing complexity as you explore 
foundational concepts such as HTTP URIs, the
                 Resource Description Framework (RDF) and the SPARQL 
query language. Then you'll use various
                 Linked Data document formats to create powerful Web 
applications and mashups. This book teaches
                 you how to effectively use emerging Web standards to 
find, query, use and create structured data
                 on the Web."""
     ; dc:subject <http://dbpedia.org/page/Linked_data>
     ; dc:audience "Web Developers"
     ; dc:license "Copyright 2012-13 Manning Publications Inc."
     ; dc:language "en"
     ; dcterms:hasPart 

<http://www.manning.com/dwood/LinkedData_MEAP_ch1.pdf> a biblio:Chapter
     ; dc:title "Chapter 1. Introducing Linked Data"
     ; rdfs:label "Chapter 1. Introducing Linked Data"
     ; dcterms:isPartOf <http://manning.com/dwood>
     ; dcterms:format "application/pdf"
     ; dc:license "Copyright 2012-13 Manning Publications Inc." . }

> We will continue to build out the LD as the book progresses.  Suggestions for content welcome.

That's exactly what should happen. Some folks might right reviews and 
publish from their own data spaces, ultimately all the puzzle pieces 
continue to coalesce into a coherent puzzle, across many contexts.

> Many thanks to the people at Manning for making this happen.



1. http://bit.ly/YRJSBC -- SPARQL Query results URL that verify the 
effects of the SPARQL INSERT query
2. http://bit.ly/VpkIDE --  SPARQL Query definition URL
3. http://bit.ly/UpJDs8 -- Follow-Your-Nose exploration pattern starting 
with a PDF document URL
4. http://bit.ly/TJOV3p -- ditto but via URIBurner which has much more 
Linked Data (so you have deeper FYN exploitation).

Of course, it get much more interesting, but this should be a nice start 
for now :-)

> Regards,
> Dave
> --
> http://about.me/david_wood
> On Dec 5, 2012, at 09:05, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com> wrote:
>> On 12/5/12 8:56 AM, David Wood wrote:
>>> On Dec 5, 2012, at 08:46, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com> wrote:
>>>> On 12/5/12 7:55 AM, David Wood wrote:
>>>>> On Dec 5, 2012, at 06:34, Chris Beer<chris@codex.net.au>  wrote:
>>>>>>> <snip>
>>>>>>>>>>> http://www.manning.com/dwood/  itself doesn't seam to have any Linked Data
>>>>>>>>>>> to consume;)
>>>>>>> Makes sense to me - if you know enough to look for LD resources at the
>>>>>>> manning.com/dwood/ URI, you've just self evaluated that you probably don't
>>>>>>> need the book! :P
>>>>> I agree - and have been speaking with Manning about this.  Unfortunately, I haven't made any progress yet.  I'll keep trying!
>>>>> Thanks for the mail.  Perhaps I can use it as proof to Manning that people do want LD on their site.
>>>>> Regards,
>>>>> Dave
>>>> Dave,
>>>> They have to understand that its sorta contradictory if they need to be convinced of this matter :-)
>>> Oh, I see your point and have made it myself.  Unfortunately, economics seems to be dictating otherwise to them for right or wrong.
>>> The only productive suggestion that has been made to me is to put up a parallel site for the book that includes LD.  Michael Hausenblas has offered the domain linkeddatadeveloper.com, which was his original site for the book but has fallen into disuse.  Of course, I would need to be willing to pay for the site and take the time to operate it.
>>> Would the community find that a useful thing to do?  I am willing to go to the effort if I receive a good number of positive responses.
>>> Regards,
>>> Dave
>> A while back, there was a thread (on this list) about simple Linked Data deployment demonstration scenarios. I suggest you simply describe the book in a Turtle document then publish a link from one of the data spaces you control. You don't need more than that for this dog-fooding to kick in :-)
>> Links:
>> 1. http://bit.ly/SBDmXr -- describing stuff I like using a turtle document .
>> -- 
>> Regards,
>> Kingsley Idehen	
>> Founder & CEO
>> OpenLink Software
>> Company Web: http://www.openlinksw.com
>> Personal Weblog: http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/~kidehen
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Kingsley Idehen	
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OpenLink Software
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