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Re: [tangle] getting the semweb exactly wrong

From: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>
Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2006 20:23:32 +0100
Message-Id: <FA1CA4B3-D88F-420B-8B30-40B3DF74997A@cyganiak.de>
Cc: Jan Algermissen <jalgermissen@topicmapping.com>, Frank Manola <fmanola@acm.org>, Timothy Falconer <timothy@immuexa.com>, semantic-web@w3.org
To: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>


On 4 Jan 2006, at 20:03, Tim Berners-Lee wrote:
> One answer is: don't!  The SemWeb is about conecting the data to  
> what it means.
> Keep the data in the place where it works and runs fast.
> Find/Write ontologies about what the data is about.
> Run a virtual RDF server (supporting SPARQL if a large DB) on top  
> of the data.
> publish the connection between the database columns and the ontolgies.

I don't get this last bit. Why would someone know what database  
column a bit of data comes from? Isn't this an implementation detail  
that should better be hidden from consumers of the RDF?

Richard


>
> Look at ways to connect the DB with others inside & outside the  
> company.
>
> Write new reports in terms the model at higher level of  
> abstraction, using the RDF apis.
>
> Tim
>
>
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