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Re: bootstrapping decentralized sparql

From: Andreas Harth <andreas@harth.org>
Date: Tue, 19 May 2009 21:53:39 +0100
Message-ID: <4A131C53.40101@harth.org>
To: Hugh Glaser <hg@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
CC: "semantic-web@w3.org" <semantic-web@w3.org>
Hugh Glaser wrote:
> On 18/05/2009 19:36, "Andreas Harth" <andreas@harth.org> wrote
>> I like the idea to put more intelligence into the web infrastructure.
> Er, I don't.
> The effectiveness of the web has always been that any "intelligence" is
> provided by the servers, services and clients, and if we try to do otherwise
> for the semantic web we will be left in a backwater.
I'd like to get some form of standardised query functionality
instead of "plain" URI lookups.

The ability to pose queries (maybe even only a subset of
SPARQL, but with keyword search and some form of top-k
processing) is a requirement for the type of retrieval systems
I'd like to build, without relying on a centralised repository.

I know the Harvest guys tried to build a distributed web
system a while ago and their keyword search part didn't
survive, but what's a keyword search compared to an
arbitrarily complex SPARQL query.  You seem to have
bought into the whole SPARQL thing, so not sure if we
really disagree...

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