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Re: Is there real world RDF-S/OWL instance data?

From: Harry Halpin <hhalpin@ibiblio.org>
Date: Sat, 12 Aug 2006 13:33:45 +0100
Message-ID: <44DDCAA9.4090609@ibiblio.org>
To: Tim Finin <finin@cs.umbc.edu>, 'Semantic Web' <semantic-web@w3.org>

This is absolutely the type of empirical data the SemWeb needs more of!

However - quick question - does this RDF data include RSS 1.0? Could you
refactor the graphs without RSS 1.0??

Why exclude RSS 1.0? The fact that a triple is an "item" or a "title" to
me doesn't really count as "instance" data, as these could easily been
phrased in a non-RDF XML notation. To me interesting RDF vocabularies
are ones that do identify things like "places" and "people" that XML
doesn't do at all.  While interesting graph merging can be done over RSS
1.0, I do think this sort of thing is just almost just as well (minus
merging) by XML and *lots*  of auto-generated RSS 1.0 data that could
haven seems to vastly skew almost all statistics on the Semantic Web. 
Another question - how much RDF data on the Web is RSS 1.0?
How much is FOAF?


Tim Finin wrote:
> Tim Finin wrote:
> > Swoogle [1] has a collection of over 1M error-free RDF
> > documents collected from the Web and an additional ~700K
> > ...
> > Only about 5% of these documents contain *any* triples that
> > contribute to a definition.  The rest consist of all data.
> > ...
> I posted some fresh data extracted from Swoogle on our research blog:
> http://ebiquity.umbc.edu/blogger/2006/08/12/is-there-real-world-rdf-sowl-instance-data/
> The data show the number of Semantic Web documents broken down by
> schema vs. data and the percentage of classes and properties that
> have been used to encode data.  Tim


Harry Halpin,  University of Edinburgh 
http://www.ibiblio.org/hhalpin 6B522426
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