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Re: Cool URIs for the Semantic Web

From: Giovanni Tummarello <g.tummarello@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2007 12:55:21 +0000
Message-ID: <210271540703060455p221c6f33t56d157a6e209e7ed@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Leo Sauermann" <leo.sauermann@dfki.de>
Cc: semantic-web@w3.org
Hi Leo,

In my understanding you're creating an overview of several methodology so
the idea is a fair comparison between approaches. If that is the purpose i
object that your treatment of the "other" methods is way too biased, as a
result of you chosing basic design principles which are arguable at least.

I personally see absolutely nothing wrong with identifiers such as
ISBN:123-123-1233 or MD5: 998798798 or  TAG:

Why should i better use an amazon page for a book than the simple ISBN (then
you chose you preferred store? Why sohuld i use a URL to indicate me, then i
might loose the DNS domain for some reasona and have a spammer putting
immoral binaries as a resolution of my "identifier".

In fact i see many obvious advantages of these, in terms of stability,
neutrality, maintainance, etc.
but in SOME CASES. In some others its ok to mix identifiers with

there is, in my view, not a single way to do identifier but one has to see
per domain and the choices are more than what are written in that document.

To conclude.. what about making it a wiki page? If not, what about making it
a blog post so there can be hints of counterargument in a world readable
way? :-)

Related issue: There might be some space for spontaneous
discussions/lightening talks at the W3C workshop I3 Identity, Identifiers,
Identification  http://okkam.dit.unitn.it/i3/ , if anyone would like to book
a space for it please let me know, i cant guarantee at this time (the
program has not been finalized) but we'll likely reserve some space about it


On 3/5/07, Leo Sauermann < leo.sauermann@dfki.de > wrote:
>  During practical RDF projects, one big challenge is always how to choose
> good URIs for your resources. The RDF standards say very little about this
> topic. There are some best practices and helpful recommendations, but they
> are scattered all over the web. Creating "cool URIs for the semantic web" is
> hard.
> Richard Cyganiak, Max Völkel and Leo Sauermann have written an article
> about how to choose cool URIs, filled with practical knowledge and
> background information about the problem and solutions. We have collected
> what we have learned during projects such as Semantic MediaWiki, dbpedia,
> D2R Server, Gnowsis, and Nepomuk. We hope that this article is a help for
> you or your students to get started programming Semantic Web applications.
> Read it
>    - http://www.dfki.uni-kl.de/~sauermann/2006/11/cooluris/<http://www.dfki.uni-kl.de/%7Esauermann/2006/11/cooluris/>(html)
>    - http://www.dfki.uni-kl.de/dfkidok/publications/TM/07/01/tm-07-01.pdf
>    (PDF version)
> Abstract
> The Resource Description Framework RDF allows you to describe web
> documents and resources from the real world—people, organisations, things—in
> a computer-processable way. Publishing such descriptions on the web creates
> the semantic web. URIs are very important as the link between RDF and the
> web. This article presents guidelines for their effective use. We discuss
> two strategies, called 303 URIs and hash URIs. We give pointers to several
> web sites that use these solutions, and briefly discuss why several other
> proposals have problems.
> Notice: we have written the article late last year, but published it this
> year. You can republish or copy this article under the Creative Commons
> Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 License<http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/>.
> --
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