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Re: There's No Money in Linked Data

From: Andreas Blumauer (Semantic Web Company) <a.blumauer@semantic-web.at>
Date: Fri, 7 Jun 2013 15:03:54 +0200 (CEST)
To: Prateek <jainprateek@gmail.com>, public-lod@w3.org, Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
Message-ID: <1116572987.167825.1370610234771.JavaMail.root@semantic-web.at>
Hi Prateek, hi all, 

thank you for the more precise formulation of your hypothesis. 

I've been thinking for a while what the reasons are for the low uptake of LOD in non-academic projects. 

Here is the outcome: http://blog.semantic-web.at/2013/06/07/the-lod-cloud-is-dead-long-live-the-trusted-lod-cloud/ 

What do you think? 

Kind Regards, 

----- Original Message -----

| Hello All,

| I am one of the authors of the work being discussed.

| All the stuff I have seen till now is about Linked Data being great and
| useful for data integration within commercial settings. The work does not
| disputes that. I agree we didn't use the proper term, and from the reading
| of the work it becomes clear we didn't complain about this aspect. The work
| will be revised to correct the terminology and other feedback from the
| mailing list.

| The issue pointed out in the work is with Linked Open Data Cloud data sets.
| This is getting limited or no attention in the discussions. Its like saying
| the technology is awesome, lets not worry so much about the 'open' data
| sets.

| In Adrea's blog he is saying technology is mature now. That is great. But
| these technologies have been around for a while now.

| The question still remains, what about the 'open' datasets amassed till now?
| The 300+ datasets which everyone uses in their slides.

| In the blog

| "Yes, there is a critical mass of available LOD sources (for example UK
| Ordnance Survey) and also of high-quality thesauri and ontologies (for
| example Wolter Kluwer’s working law thesaurus) to be reused in corporate
| settings"

| But they have been around for about 6 yrs? Why haven't they been used till
| now besides academic playgrounds or for pure research? Is it not good enough
| to be used? In the hope it will happen one day? In your blog there is a link
| for use case of Linked Data. Why don't we find same thing for Linked Open
| Data?

| (These are all questions which I have pondered about, not a criticism)

| I have tried collecting the use cases before for LOD
| http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.org.w3c.public-lod/1575

| The response was limited.

| Happy to see the discussion, but I think the main issue seems to be getting
| sidelined.

| Regards

| Prateek

| Note: The views expressed herein are my own and do not necessarily reflect
| the views of my co-authors of the work 'There's No Money in Linked Data' and
| my employer.

| - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
| Prateek Jain, Ph. D.
| IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
| 1101 Kitchawan Road, 37-244
| Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
| Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/prateekj
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