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Re: Alternative Linked Data principles

From: Hugh Glaser <hugh@glasers.org>
Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2014 22:03:48 +0100
Cc: Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>
Message-Id: <86D4F9EB-1982-4614-B08D-085ADC7CF18D@glasers.org>
To: Luca Matteis <lmatteis@gmail.com>
Something like doing Linked Data over P2P networks, that is, using distributed hash tables?
You might like to have a look at some of that research (you can probably google better than I can).
It weakens the provenance etc of the DNS angle, but of course then enables others to publish Linked Data against identifiers where they donít have the DNS.
There are various people who have been interested in it over the years - I have had interesting discussions with some.
I played with putting some RDF on bittorrent using IDs that were Linked Data http URIs a while ago (in fact they may still be out there!), but it seems we have enough problems trying to get the http world working before trying other frameworks :-)

On 28 Apr 2014, at 16:55, Luca Matteis <lmatteis@gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks John but not really.
> I was specifically looking for research that wasn't based on protocols
> such as HTTP, URIs and RDF. But that is still in the field of
> achieving a global interconnected database.
> I know webby standards are implemented so no need to reinvent the
> wheel, but I think it's healthy to look things from a different
> prospective; who knows maybe UDP works better for achieving federated
> queries. Or maybe triples aren't really the only way to represent the
> real world.
> Luca
> On Mon, Apr 28, 2014 at 5:41 PM, John Erickson <olyerickson@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Luca, I think you are not asking quite the right question; I think
>> what you want to ask is whether the Linked Data Principles can be
>> applied to different...
>> * entity identifiers...
>> * protocols with which to resolve and retrieve information about those entities
>> * protocols with which to retrieve manifestations of resources
>> associated with those named entities...
>> * file formats with which to serialize manifestations of resources...
>> * standards for modelling relationships between entities...
>> The value of the Linked Data Principles as bound to "Webby" standards
>> is that they are specific and readily implemented; no make believe...
>> John
>> On Mon, Apr 28, 2014 at 11:23 AM, Luca Matteis <lmatteis@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> The current Linked Data principles rely on specific standards and
>>> protocols such as HTTP, URIs and RDF/SPARQL. Because I think it's
>>> healthy to look at things from a different prospective, I was
>>> wondering whether the same idea of a global interlinked database (LOD
>>> cloud) was portrayed using other principles, perhaps based on
>>> different protocols and mechanisms.
>>> Thanks,
>>> Luca
>> --
>> John S. Erickson, Ph.D.
>> Deputy Director, Web Science Research Center
>> Tetherless World Constellation (RPI)
>> <http://tw.rpi.edu> <olyerickson@gmail.com>
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