Re: RDF's challenge

We have successfully used two different tools in this realm:

1. JSON-LD.  This doesn't quite fit your definition, but JSON-LD is an easy
to produce and consume RDF serialization.  http://www.json-ld.org/

2.  RdfQuery. A JQuery extension that handles various RDF serializations.
https://code.google.com/p/rdfquery/

Hope that helps,

Rob



On Tue, Jun 11, 2013 at 1:27 PM, Sven R.Kunze <
sven.kunze@informatik.tu-chemnitz.de> wrote:

> You said TOOLs. Thatís correct. Iíd like a way to natively work with RDF
> graphs on Web browsers as I can do it with rdflib in Python or with
> Virtuoso and SPARQL on the server side.
>
> I do not wanna care about the serialization as I have the abstract model
> that gives me everything I need to work with. If a framework needs to
> serialize RDF into what ever form the client needs, so be it. What does it
> have to do with me?
>
> However, I never found such solution for Web clients. Usually, I have to
> convert my triples to some ínativeí Web formats like JSON or XML that the
> other side has to parse by some non-abstract way in order to create its
> fancy presentation. That increases the complexity tremendously.
>
> Sven
>
> *Von:* Kingsley Idehen
> *Gesendet:* Dienstag, 11. Juni 2013 19:36
> *An:* public-lod@w3.org
>
> On 6/11/13 12:58 PM, Hugh Glaser wrote:
> > Nicely put, David.
> > I have heard people going the other way and disconnecting them, however.
> > That is, suggesting that Linked Data does not need to be RDF, which I do
> find confuses people (and me!)
>
> It isn't all or nothing.
>
> It just means you don't always have to start with RDF when trying to
> explain or demonstrate the virtues of Linked Data.
>
> RDF's real contribution lies in enabling machines to understand the
> relationship semantics that are used to construct the web-like
> structured data.
>
> You can construct 5-Star Linked Data endowed with coarse-grained (rather
> than fine-grained) entity relationship semantics without any knowledge
> of RDF whatsoever. All you need is TimBLs original meme (which outlines
> how to use HTTP URIs to enhance structured data representation) or
> fundamental knowledge of how to use pointers to enhance structured data
> representation. BTW --  many Web developers actually have this kind of
> knowledge without every digesting an RDF related spec.
>
> Again: I make these comments to encourage flexibility in our approaches
> to Linked Data evangelism etc... Linked Data is a powerful conduit to
> RDF and beyond. It doesn't have to be confined to RDF -- since they are
> both useful in their own rights.
>
> There's also lots of RDF out there where none of the IRIs resolve. They
> still deliver value, even if said value doesn't scale to the World Wide
> Web.
>
> Kingsley
> >
> > On 11 Jun 2013, at 16:56, David Booth <david@dbooth.org>
> >   wrote:
> >
> >> On 06/11/2013 10:59 AM, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
> >>> [ . . . ]  many RDF advocates
> >>> want to conflate Linked Data and RDF. This is technically wrong, and
> >>> marketing wise -- an utter disaster.
> >> I have not heard RDF advocates conflating Linked Data and RDF, but
> maybe you talk to different RDF advocates than me.
> >>
> >> AFAICT, the vast majority of RDF advocates know that Linked Data is RDF
> in which URIs are deferenceable to more RDF, but RDF is not necessarily
> Linked Data, because RDF itself does not require URIs to be dereferenceable.
> >>
> >> David
> >>
> >
> >
> >
>
>
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>
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>
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