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[call for comments] voiD 1.0

From: Michael Hausenblas <michael.hausenblas@deri.org>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2009 18:53:06 +0000
To: Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>
CC: Semantic Web community <semantic-web@w3.org>
Message-ID: <C5A7AB92.1632%michael.hausenblas@deri.org>

Dear LODers,

We are very pleased to announce the release of voiD [1].

voiD (from "Vocabulary of Interlinked Datasets") is an RDF based schema to
describe linked datasets. With voiD the discovery and usage of linked
datasets can be performed both effectively and efficiently. A dataset is a
collection of data, published and maintained by a single provider, available
as RDF, and accessible, for example, through dereferenceable HTTP URIs or a
SPARQL endpoint. 

We ask for comments on both the vocabulary [2] as well as the guide [3] -
this will certainly help to release a second version of voiD in the near
future.  When providing feedback, please CC

Our thanks go out to some chaps who influenced the design of voiD, provided
use cases and ensured that we would never get bored too quickly (in
alphabetic order): Orri Erling, Hugh Glaser, Olaf Hartig, Tom Heath, Ian
Millard, Marc-Alexandre Nolin, Yves Raimond, Yrjänä Rankka, Francois
Scharffe, Giovanni Tummarello.

On behalf of the voiD team (Keith, Richard, Jun and /me)


[1] http://semanticweb.org/wiki/VoiD
[2] http://rdfs.org/ns/void
[3] http://rdfs.org/ns/void-guide

Dr. Michael Hausenblas
DERI - Digital Enterprise Research Institute
National University of Ireland, Lower Dangan,
Galway, Ireland, Europe
Tel. +353 91 495730
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