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Re: [foaf-dev] [foaf-protocols] FOAF sites offline during cleanup

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2009 09:06:31 -0400
Message-ID: <49F850D7.3060700@openlinksw.com>
To: Steve Harris <steve.harris@garlik.com>
CC: Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>, foaf-dev Friend of a <foaf-dev@lists.foaf-project.org>
Steve Harris wrote:
> On 29 Apr 2009, at 09:40, Hugh Glaser wrote:
>> Hi again.
>> A problem I have is that you seem to be encouraging people to use  
>> your store
>> to do research (for example of the sort we have been talking about on
>> percentage bnodes) thinking it is on LD, LOD, SW, Web of Data or  
>> whatever,
>> having read claims such as:
>> "What we have right now is the LOD-Cloud Warehouse".
> Right, I have to say I misunderstood that phrase - I thought it was a  
> "Warehouse of the LOD cloud", not "A store containing the  
> LOD(Warehouse) portion of the LOD", not having heard the phrase "LOD  
> Warehouse" before.
> Given that, it's not very surprising that it has so few bNodes in it,  
> as (even modulo Hugh's comments below) that's not a representative  
> sample of the LOD world.
> Naturally, our sample is equally unrepresentative, as we went about  
> gathering it in a different way. Perhaps we should compute the Void  
> stats for the FOAF we harvested, that world is a lot messier place  
> though, and I'm not sure how well void will express it offhand.

If we isolate the "FOAF Profiles" bubble of the LOD-Cloud pictorial, 
would you say these sources are representative:

1. http://esw.w3.org/topic/FoafSites
2. http://pingthesemanticweb.com
3. http://sindice.com

> - Steve
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