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Re: Is ontology an information resource?

From: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2007 11:50:41 -0400
Message-Id: <3566BFF5-CB35-4725-80F4-9A2090FC99FE@gmail.com>
Cc: Yoshio Fukushige <fukushige.yoshio@jp.panasonic.com>, semantic-web@w3.org
To: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>

On Oct 21, 2007, at 11:11 AM, Tim Berners-Lee wrote:

> But you should hash URIs for normal ontologies.  They are simpler  
> and faster at run time, and are served up just be writing a file  
> and serving it up.

Hi Tim,

What's a normal ontology?

In my view this choice makes it easier for the provider, and harder  
for the user, since, as I've mentioned, it means that a user who is  
interested in just the term has to fish through a file and figure out  
what's relevant for understanding that term from among the rest.

In general, I think we should be encouraging practices that are  
oriented towards making it easier for the user, even if that takes a  
little more effort on the part of the provider.

Received on Sunday, 21 October 2007 15:50:54 UTC

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