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RE: RDF Profiles in Link Values

From: Xiaoshu Wang <wangxiao@musc.edu>
Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2006 12:53:05 -0500
To: "'Richard Cyganiak'" <richard@cyganiak.de>, "'Sean B. Palmer'" <sean@miscoranda.com>
Cc: <semantic-web@w3.org>
Message-ID: <005b01c70a71$3bc029a0$4a741780@bioxiao>

> My €0.02: Ignore the titles, or take them just as a very broad hint.  
> Load all files typed application/rdf+xml with potentially 
> interesting hints, and inspect them to see if there is any 
> data you want. The data is self-descriptive for a reason.

I would take the same approach too.  Title is supposed to be a hint for humans, not machines.  In fact, the combination of the "meta" and "application/xml+rdf", suggests an RDF/XML parser.  If you have such a parser, it should be able to understand any RDF model.  Then, why not simply pointing to one external RDF document.  In this document, use some RDF vocabularies to describe the location of different profiles, something like

ex:resource title:foaf <uri_1>;
	      title:sioc <uri_2>;
            title:doap <uri_3>.

Then, the semantics of the TITLE are expressed by the vocabularies under the "title" namespace. If the parser understand these title uris, they selectively follow the URI.  If they don't, they will have to follow all the URIs and figure out those statements they can process.  Wouldn't this be a cleaner solution?     

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