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Modeling a Network Topology with the Semantic Web

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Feb 2012 09:23:48 +0100
Message-ID: <CAKaEYhKE88fpCOkGrv3F1_iTOnVXp5Bmczo1=Rj2qSK8ciJYFw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
The semantic web is modeled as a directed graph.

When I studied Graph Theory they taught us that a "Network" was a
graph, in which the edges are ascribed numerical values.

This leads to a number of interesting problems such as travellling
salesman, min flow max cut, pagerank etc.

I was wondering if this has already been modeled in the Semantic Web?

The reason I ask is that I am building something very similar in
concept to model an economy.  (Consider the principle that money is a
numerical relation, a debt, between two agents in a social graph).

It strikes me that you need the following 3 properties

source node
destination node
amount

Here is my model in economic terms:

http://webcredits.org/

I've also added a unit (currency), description, comment and created time.

Hopefully this can become the basis of a robust semantic web economy.
But there are many problems in computer science that could be modeled
in a similar fashion.

I'd be interested to hear if anyone knows on existing work on network
theory in the sem web, or if there's any comments on the modeling.

Thanks
Melvin
Received on Monday, 6 February 2012 20:03:41 UTC

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