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Re: Introducing Semgel, a semantic database app for gathering & analyzing data from websites

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2012 10:58:17 -0400
Message-ID: <50097209.1050803@openlinksw.com>
To: public-lod@w3.org
On 7/20/12 10:17 AM, Mike Bergman wrote:
> Hi Kingsley,
> On 7/20/2012 5:30 AM, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
>> On 7/19/12 9:13 PM, Mike Bergman wrote:
>>> +1
>>> On 7/19/2012 6:37 PM, glenn mcdonald wrote:
>>>>     Remember, this is the Linked Open Data (LOD) forum. We've long 
>>>> past
>>>>     the issue of *demand driven* over here, re. Linked Data.
>>>> There's a difference between solving an issue and just refusing to
>>>> address it any more. Pity there isn't a another forum for generating
>>>> actual demand as reliably as this one supplies scorn.
>> Mike,
>> What problem are we refusing to address, as exemplified by :
>> http://semgel.com/ .
>> If I am missing something here, I would like to know what it is. Of
>> course, I might have completely overlooked something, so I am always
>> open to correction.
> Sebastian Schaffert's response addressed this well. I also comment in 
> various ways on this topic on my blog as frequently as the muse 
> strikes me.
> The reason I simply commented by "+1" is that I did not want to 
> contribute to what are often lengthy polemics as to what the 
> "community" is or believes or purports. As best as I can tell there is 
> no true community here, but a diverse set of players with diverse 
> interests and perspectives. If you follow my writings closely you know 
> that I see linked data as a useful and often desirable technique, but 
> not a means.
> In your enthusiasm and cheerleading you as often turn people off as 
> inspire them. You too frequently take it upon yourself to "speak for 
> the community". Semgel is a nice contribution being contributed by a 
> new, enthusiastic contributor. I think this is to be applauded, not 
> lectured or scolded. Semgel is certainly as much on topic as most of 
> the posts to this forum.
> There is a reason I and Structured Dynamics no longer comment or 
> participate on these forums. If I hear from others correctly, our 
> perspective is shared by many.
> I will not comment further on this thread.
> Thanks, Mike


To cut a long story short, you are disagreeing with my attempt to seek 
Linked Data relevance from a solution announced on this mailing list? 
All I sought was the Linked Data dimension that I assumed this solution 
possessed. That's it.



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