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Re: The need for RDF in Linked Data

From: Peter Patel-Schneider <pfpschneider@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2013 14:59:34 -0700
Message-ID: <CAMpDgVwyUchdEgr=Pw-hUZnzgqgmRm43nvpt3MnBOBX9XBrM0w@mail.gmail.com>
To: Phil Archer <phila@w3.org>
Cc: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>, semantic-web@w3.org
Really, 5 star linked data with no triples?  At all?  Why?  What is
the underlying data model?  How will it interact with existing Linked

Or perhaps you just mean that one can publish linked data without
having an explicit piece of software that implements a triple store.
Of course, that is currently easy to do. It is quite a bit harder to
consume linked data without having something that implements the
basics of a triple store, so maybe that is what you are targetting?
But what would this consuming software do when it followed a link to a
document that contained free-form triples?

Peter F. Patel-Schneider
Nuance Communications

On Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 1:41 PM, Phil Archer <phila@w3.org> wrote:
> On 17/06/2013 06:26, David Booth wrote:
> [..]
>> For example, suppose the client application dereferences a URI and
>> obtains a comma-separated-values (CSV) document.  unless the client
>> application knew how to interpret that file, it would not be able to
>> make meaningful use of that data.
> Subject to W3C Member approval and other bits of process, we hope to launch
> a WG to define exactly that in the near future (say Sept/Oct). i.e. define a
> metadata format and association mechanisms with CSV so that you can express
> row and column headings, data types and, I hope, basic templating rules for
> turning string values into URIs but I'm not sure that's in the charter (I'm
> thinking something like GREL
> http://code.google.com/p/google-refine/wiki/GRELFunctions). That same data
> could be used to generate other formats besides RDF (OData etc.)
> More details soon but basically that's what's behind my hope that it may
> well be possible to publish data that is close to being 5 star linked
> data... without a triple store.
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