Acknowledgments and last call for help: *brief* online poll about blank-nodes

Hi all,

We would like to say thanks to all of you who have replied to the poll on
blank nodes. We have got interesting answers and feedback, and we will be
making the results available online early next week (with the exception of
the data sets). If you still want to participate, the poll will be open for
24 hours (closing at 18:00 UTC tomorrow). Remember that you can leave
feedback on the questions, the alternatives, or general comments about your
uses for blank nodes. Until that time, please do not send comments or
questions about the poll to this list.

The poll is available at


Aidan and Alejandro

On 17 June 2011 17:10, Hogan, Aidan <> wrote:

> Dear colleagues,
> We're conducting some research into the current use of blank-nodes in
> Linked Data publishing, and we need your help.
> We would like to get a general impression of the intent of publishers
> when using blank-nodes in their RDF data. Along these lines, we drafted
> a short survey containing *2 questions* which will only take a minute or
> two of your time.
> We would be very grateful if you would take the time to fill out the
> poll. We will make the results available online later this month.
> **Note that the poll is trying to determine what you *intend* when you
> publish blank-nodes. It is not a quiz on RDF Semantics. There is no
> "correct" answer.**
> Link to Poll:
> If you have been involved in publishing RDF data on the Web (e.g., as
> Linked Data), please provide a URL or a domain name which indicates the
> dataset.
> Many thanks for your time!
> Alejandro and Aidan
> P.S. Please feel free to tweet a link to this mail. However, to avoid
> influencing responses, we would strongly prefer if this email is not
> replied to on-list. If you want to leave feedback, please do so in the
> space provided in the poll, or reply directly to Alejandro (CC'ed on
> this mail) and Aidan. Thanks!

Received on Tuesday, 21 June 2011 17:26:08 UTC