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Re: linked data for eGov

From: Joshua Tauberer <jt@occams.info>
Date: Tue, 06 Nov 2007 20:28:09 -0500
Message-ID: <473114A9.90104@occams.info>
To: Andreas Harth <andreas.harth@deri.org>
CC: Eric Prud'hommeaux <eric@w3.org>, semantic-web@w3.org

Just catching up here...

Andreas Harth wrote:
> Eric,
> Eric Prud'hommeaux wrote:
>> I have to give a 20 minute presentation in 11 hours on linked
>> data. The audience will be gathered for eGov-related material.
>> Anyone got good slides or demo sites? Tx
> I've put the govtrack.us dataset into SWSE [1], so you should
> be able to display and navigate the dataset.


> On a related note, govtrack uses FOAF and VCard, but has
> "tag:" URIs for predicates.

When I was creating the schemas, I was of the mindset that http: URIs 
were a bad idea, for a number of reasons. I still think the reasons are 
kind of serious problems (whether to fetch http: URIs like search 
engines or to get data dumps, among others), but since the Linking Open 
Data group/movement gained momentum, I'm trying to go with that flow, 
except I haven't had a chance to update the schemas I use in that data set.

(Btw, thanks Richard and Chris for mentioning my two data sets initially.)

Eric, hopefully you'll let us know how the talk went?

- Josh Tauberer


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